Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine is available to the public at no cost.

Eligible people can get the COVID-19 vaccine to protect against severe illness. The vaccine is available at many locations across the state and provided at no cost, regardless of health insurance. Some people with certain conditions are eligible for an additional dose or booster shot for better protection.

How Do I Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

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    Make Sure You’re Eligible

    Anyone age 12 or older is eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Georgia. 

     
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    Get Prepared

    • The vaccine is available at no cost, whether you have health insurance or not. If you have health insurance, you may be asked to provide that information.
    • Stay up to date on the latest information by following the Georgia Department of Public Health, your county’s health department, and your healthcare provider or primary care physician.
     
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    Find a Location

    The vaccine is being administered at many different locations across the state. These locations include county public health department locations, pharmacies, and healthcare facilities.

    Providers may require that you make an appointment to get the vaccine. No payment is required to make an appointment.

    • Find a site through the Georgia Department of Public Health

      Register for an appointment at a county health department site near you using the DPH appointment scheduling website.

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    • Visit a pharmacy

      Major pharmacy chains have vaccines at select locations. Find a pharmacy location near you at Vaccines.gov.

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    • Contact your doctor or healthcare provider

      Your doctor or healthcare provider also may be administering vaccines. Contact them directly to find out more information.

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    Get the Vaccine

    • Be sure to arrive on time to your appointment. 
    • If you have it, bring your identification card and health insurance information.
    • Your provider also may require you to fill out some paperwork ahead of time.
    • When you receive the COVID-19 vaccine, the provider should give you a vaccination card that lists which vaccine you received, the date you received it, and where you received it. Keep this card for your records.
    • You may be asked to remain resting for up to 30 minutes after being vaccinated so you can be observed for any allergic reaction.
    • The vaccine may require two doses for the most protection. Confirm your next appointment for your second dose with your provider before leaving. Verify you will receive two doses of the same vaccine. See which vaccines require two shots and the timing between each dose.
    • Some people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised may require an additional dose for better protection against severe illness. See vaccine recommendations for immunocompromised people.
     
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    Next Steps

    • Monitor your health for any side effects. Common side effects, such as headaches and tiredness, may last for a few days after you receive your vaccine. These are temporary and a sign that your body is building protection against the coronavirus. Read more about common side effects from the COVID-19 vaccines. If you have a severe allergic reaction, call 911. 
    • Some people may need a booster dose at least 6 months after their initial series to maintain protection against severe illness. These people include those age 65 or older and those who are at high risk for severe illness. See booster shot recommendations.
    • If you are fully vaccinated, continue to take precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19. Guidance for fully vaccinated people.
     

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2 Peachtree Street, NW
15th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303

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Contact

24/7 Public Health Emergency Line 1-866-PUB-HLTH (1-866-782-4584)
(If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.)