The FDA approved the first COVID-19 vaccine, Pfizer-BioNTech, for individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine continues under EUA for individuals 12 - 15 years of age and for a third dose in certain immunocompromised individuals.
Third Dose of COVID Vaccine for Immunocompromised Individuals
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that certain patients with weakened immune systems receive an additional dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine. The recommendation does not include J&J vaccine recipients at this time.
This includes people who have:
Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
Received a stem cell transplant within the last two years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
Advanced or untreated HIV infection
Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
Individuals should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.
Additional doses of COVID vaccine for immunocompromised individuals are being offered now. Booster shots for other individuals are expected to begin in late September.
Georgia eligibility is open for everyone 12 years of age and older for the COVID vaccine.
Pfizer is the only COVID vaccine currently approved for children aged 12 through 17.
Please schedule an appointment at CVS or Walgreens to ensure Pfizer vaccine is available.
Register for a COVID Vaccine
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:
Health Department Vaccine Scheduling Resource Line
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.
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)