Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

Schedule an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Information may change as more vaccine doses and providers become available.

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 about vaccine availability and distribution by following vaccine updates from 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 COVID-19 vaccine is being administered at many different locations across the state. These locations include county public health departments, mass vaccination sites, pharmacies, and doctor’s offices.

    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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    • Find a mass vaccination site

      The eight mass vaccination sites across the state supported by the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency have closed.

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    • Contact a major pharmacy chain

      Major pharmacy chains have vaccines at select locations. Find a pharmacy location near you at Vaccines.gov. Visit the pharmacy website to schedule an appointment.

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    • Contact your doctor or healthcare provider

      Your doctor or healthcare provider may also be administering vaccines. Contact them directly to find out more information. If you do not have a personal physician but still want to receive the vaccine privately, reach out to an urgent care center or similar health care facility in your area.

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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 may also 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. Please 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. Please 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.
     
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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. 
    • If you are fully vaccinated, continue to take precautions in public places to stop the spread of COVID-19. Guidance for fully vaccinated people.
     

Department of Public Health

Contact

Call for help understanding coronavirus and the response in Georgia.

State of Georgia COVID-19 Hotline:
Vaccine Scheduling Resource Line: