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YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – On Thursday, August 26, Young Harris College partnered with the Towns County Health Department to hold its first COVID-19 vaccination clinic of the 2021-2022 academic year. All YHC students and employees were invited to participate. Sixty-six individuals attended the clinic and received a dose of the FDA-approved Pfizer vaccine.

YHC students and employees were excited about the opportunity to receive this important vaccine on their own campus. The College will hold another vaccination clinic Tuesday, September 21. Individuals who participate in the next vaccination clinic will have the opportunity to receive a second dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. The follow-up clinic will also provide YHC students and employees with the opportunity to receive this year’s flu vaccine.

Lisa Burks at the Towns County Health Department has been instrumental in making these vaccine clinics a reality on YHC’s campus. The Health Department’s hard work is bringing Young Harris College one step closer to being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and the flu.

The YHC Leadership Team is committed to the safety, health and wellness of our students and employees. In addition to the College offering and encouraging vaccinations, YHC also provides students with telehealth services. These services include free virtual doctor and counselor visits.

At YHC’s follow-up vaccine clinic September 21, attendees will receive health information on preventative vaccines and medications. Young Harris College takes pride in making our campus the safest place possible, and we’re committed to continuing to look for ways to protect the health of the Mountain Lion community, and in turn, protect the health of our surrounding communities.

About Young Harris College

Young Harris College is a private baccalaureate and master’s degree-granting institution located in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires, and empowers students through an education that purposefully integrates the liberal arts and professional studies. The College has four academic divisions: Fine Arts; Humanities; Mathematics, Science and Technology; and Professional Studies. More than 1,400 students are enrolled in its residential and Early College programs. The College is an active member of the NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. For more information, visit