COVID-19 Vaccine


COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccines in Georgia


Georgia eligibility is now open for everyone 5 years of age and older for the COVID vaccine.

Note: Pfizer is the only COVID vaccine currently authorized for children aged 5 through 15, and approved for 16 and 17-year-olds 


CDC Recommends Pediatric COVID Vaccine for Children 5-11 Years Old

Following the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and health districts throughout Georgia are offering Pfizer pediatric COVID vaccine to children 5-11 years old.

  • The Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine is over 90% effective at preventing COVID-19 in children ages 5 through 11 years.
  • After getting a COVID-19 vaccine, children may have some side effects similar to those seen in adults and with other vaccines. The most common side effect was a sore arm.
  • Vaccinating children will help protect them from getting COVID-19 and reduce their risk of severe disease, hospitalization, or long-term COVID-19 complications.
  • Getting your children vaccinated can help protect them against COVID-19, as well as reduce disruptions to in-person learning and activities by helping curb community transmission.
  • COVID-19 vaccines have undergone—and continue to undergo—the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history.

To schedule an appointment, go to https://gta-vras.powerappsportals.us/ or https://vaccinefinder.org/.


Booster Dose of COVID Vaccine

COVID-19 boosters are currently available through the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) health districts and participating providers.

CDC recommends a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine for all persons aged 18 or older, at least 5 months after completion of a mRNA vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) primary series, or at least 2 months after receipt of the single primary dose Janssen vaccine. Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received and others, may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

Adolescents aged 12-17 years may receive a single booster dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 at least 5 months after completion of the primary series. At this time, only the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is authorized and recommended for adolescents aged 12 through 17.

Not all types of vaccines will be available at all sites. For information about COVID vaccines or to schedule a vaccination appointment visit dph.ga.gov/covid-vaccine or vaccinefinder.org.

DPH continues to stress the importance of vaccination for all Georgians aged 5 years and older. Vaccination is our best tool to protect lives and stop the spread of COVID-19 in our state.


Register for a COVID Vaccine

  • Health Department Scheduling - HERE
  • Vaccine Finder - HERE

Health Department Vaccine Scheduling Resource Line

  • (888) 457-0186
  • Monday – Friday 8 AM – 8 PM ET
  • Saturday – Sunday 8 AM – 5 PM ET
"Languages other than English available."


Georgia CORE

Providing free COVID-19 vaccines across the state with mobile units committed to reaching all Georgians.

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At Home COVID-19 Vaccinations

Georgia residents who are currently sick, shut-in or homebound due to an ongoing physical or mental disability and are unable to travel to a COVID-19 vaccination site can request to receive vaccination at their home.

Please email HVS@dph.ga.gov or call (888) 572-0112 with the following information for the person who requires at-home vaccination:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Address
  • City
  • County
  • Contact phone number

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COVID-19 Resources for People with Disabilities

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GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

COVID-19 Vaccine General FAQ

This information is based on currently available evidence, resources, information, emergency use authorization and expert opinion and is subject to change. As additional evidence regarding the use of COVID-19 vaccine for individuals emerges, it will be necessary to modify this content.

Download a PDF of the full list COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ

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Georgia Vaccine Plan

Follow the plan for distribution and administration of the COVID-19 vaccine in Georgia. HERE 


CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

  • COVID-19 Vaccine: Helps protect you from getting COVID-19 - HERE


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