Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

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

Eligible individuals 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.

Stay up to date on the latest information by following advice from the Georgia Department of Public Health, your local county’s health department, and your healthcare provider or primary care physician.

How Do I Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

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    Make Sure You’re Eligible

    Anyone age 5 or older is eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Georgia. Anyone age 12 or older is eligible to get a booster dose. Some people with certain conditions are eligible for an additional dose during the primary series.

    • Types of Vaccines

      There are 3 vaccines available in the United States: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen. Your vaccine may require more than one dose during your primary series, which is your first time being vaccinated. 

      • Pfizer-BioNTech: 2 doses given 3 weeks (21 days) apart
      • Moderna: 2 doses given 4 weeks (28 days) apart
      • Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen: 1 dose

      All are safe, tested, and effective at reducing your risk of severe illness. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines.

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    • Additional Dose

      People who are moderately to severely immunocompromised may be eligible for an additional dose. This additional dose is administered during the primary series. Eligible people include individuals undergoing cancer treatment or people with HIV/AIDS. See vaccine recommendations for immunocompromised people.

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    • Booster Shot

      Anyone age 12 or older is eligible for a booster dose. Adults 50 years and older should get a second booster.

      • If you received either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna, you can get a booster dose at least 6 months after you completed your primary series. 
      • If you received Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen, you can get a booster dose at least 2 months after you completed your primary series.

      You may “mix and match” your booster shot, which means get a booster dose with a vaccine that is different from the one you received during your primary series. See booster shot recommendations.

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    • Vaccines for Children

      Children ages 5 through 17 are only eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at this time. Children ages 5 through 11 receive an age-appropriate dose that is one-third of the adult dose. See vaccine recommendations for children and teenagers.

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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 sites, pharmacies, and healthcare facilities. 

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

    You may be asked to verify whether you are receiving your primary series, an additional dose, or a booster shot, or if the appointment is for a child.

    • 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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    • At-home vaccinations

      Georgia residents who are currently 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 [email protected] 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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    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. Bring this card with you to any future COVID-19 vaccine appointments.
    • You may be asked to remain resting for up to 30 minutes after being vaccinated so you can be observed for any allergic reaction.
    • Confirm your appointment for your next dose, if applicable.
     
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    Next Steps

     

Department of Public Health: Office

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

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  • Sunday:   closed
  • Monday - Friday:   8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday:   closed
All in Eastern Time Zone

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.)