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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) public health emergency

For more information about COVID-19 in Georgia, please visit our resource page or call the Georgia COVID-19 hotline at 844-442-2681.

Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

Schedule an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine once you're eligible.

Information may change as more vaccine doses and providers become available. Due to high demand and limited supply, you may not be able to immediately schedule an appointment, even if you are eligible.

How Do I Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

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    Make Sure You’re Eligible

    The vaccine is being administered to specific groups of people. Eligibility is based on a person’s level of risk for several illness from COVID-19 and other factors. See which groups are eligible for the 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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    Schedule an Appointment

    The COVID-19 vaccine is being administered at many different locations across the state. These locations include county public health departments, pharmacies, doctor’s offices, and mass vaccination sites.

    All providers require that you make an appointment to get the vaccine. Do not show up to a vaccine location without an appointment. 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.

      You can also find a vaccine provider near you by using the DPH Vaccine Locator. Use the information listed to contact the provider and schedule a vaccine appointment.

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    • Find a mass vaccination site

      Find a state-supported mass vaccination site nearest you and pre-register for an appointment at MyVaccineGeorgia.com.

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    • Contact a major pharmacy chain

      Major pharmacy chains have vaccines at select locations. Find a pharmacy location near you at VaccineFinder.org. 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 early 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

     

Department of Public Health

Contact

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