Tired of waiting, Taliaferro County starts its own health care system

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Among Georgia's poorest counties is taking health care into its own hands. Starting in October, Taliaferro County is operating a school-board-backed facility to care for the basic health needs of its community. Now, residents won't have to venture outside of town to receive vaccinations, flu diagnoses, and other services.

“We hope that a large part of the community understands that we want them to utilize our services, too. We want them to know that they have convenient, basic health care here,” Taliaferro County School superintendent Allen Fort said in Politically Georgia.