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More North Georgians Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine




bigstock Doctor drawing up Covid vac 368578954 large 580x387North GA — Following the first round of COVID-19 vaccines administered to over 1,900 healthcare workers, medical first responders, and long-term care facility residents and staff in North Georgia, the North Georgia Health District (1-2) will expand its vaccination program to reach more members of the community.

Governor Brian Kemp and Commissioner Kathleen Toomey, M.D., M.P.H., announced plans last week to add adults aged 65 and older, law enforcement officers, firefighters and first responders to the current group of individuals eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccination. Healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities and their staff are already in this highest priority group.

Beginning on Monday, January 11, 2021, COVID-19 vaccinations will be available to these groups of individuals during the newly expanded Phase 1-A of the Georgia COVID-19 Vaccination Plan:

  • Staff in clinical settings (e.g., physicians, nurses, pharmacists, EMS, laboratory staff, environmental services). 
  • Residents and staff at long-term care facilities who have been unable to get vaccinated. 
  • All adults 65 years of age or older and their caregivers, and law enforcement and fire personnel.

“Since we began our COVID-19 vaccination campaign in our health district on December 18th, our county health departments have vaccinated some of the most critically vulnerable people in our communities,” said Zachary Taylor, M.D., M.S., interim health director of the North Georgia Health District, based in Dalton. “Now we want to rapidly and effectively administer COVID-19 vaccine to even more members of our community.”

Scheduling is required to receive Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine by public health in North Georgia, which will be provided at no out-of-pocket expense. Health insurance plans will be accepted, if available.

Beginning Friday, January 8, eligible residents may begin registering for a vaccination appointment at a public health department in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens or Whitfield County by calling our Call Center Hotline: 1-888-881-1474. Walk-ins will not be accepted. Residents must preregister to be vaccinated and must register in the county where they live or work.

Register for an appointment at your County Health Department by dialing our Call Center, toll-free:


Call Center Hours, Monday - Friday: 8:15 AM - 4:30 PM


 You may also Register ONLINE. Click HERE.


Health Department locations for preregistered COVID-19 vaccination appointments:

Cherokee County Health Department: 7545 North Main Street, Suite 100, Woodstock, GA 30188 

Fannin County Health Department: The Piedmont Community Center, 824 Industrial Blvd, Blue Ridge, GA 30540

Gilmer County Health Department: Southside Church Street, Ellijay, GA 30540

Murray County Health Department: 709 Dalton-Ellijay Road, Chatsworth, GA 30705

Pickens County Health Department: 60 Health Way, Jasper, GA 30143

Whitfield County Health Department: 800 Professional Boulevard, Dalton, GA 30720

Both Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine require two doses. Pfizer doses are spaced three weeks apart and Moderna doses are administered four weeks apart. Scheduling for dose one and dose two of the vaccine is required.

Those who receive the vaccine should plan to remain for post-vaccination observation for up to 30 minutes. Prior to vaccination, review of product-specific safety information and consent will be required.

Additional information on the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine can be found on the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/Pfizer-BioNTech.html.

More information about the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/Moderna.html


Click here for additional information about COVID-19 vaccine in Georgia, log onto the Georgia Department of Public Health website at https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine.

COVID-19 Testing by Public Health in North Georgia Will Soon Change

Focus to Shift from Testing to Vaccinating

COVID Testing North GA 2NORTH GA – In response to the upcoming expansion of eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination in Georgia, county health departments in North Georgia Health District 1-2 will transition their focus from COVID-19 testing to meeting an increased demand for COVID-19 vaccinations.

Beginning January 11, testing will be offered at health departments in Fannin, Gilmer, Murray and Pickens counties Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM for symptomatic first responders, school employees and court staff. In Cherokee and Whitfield counties, COVID-19 testing will continue to be provided to anyone who needs it Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 11 AM, but by appointment only. To make an appointment for testing in Cherokee and Whitfield counties, call 1-888-881-1474.

This change will help meet the need to provide vaccines to a much larger portion of residents during the COVID-19 vaccination phases identified by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Residents should monitor the North Georgia Health District website at www.nghd.org for further updates and announcements regarding COVID-19 testing in North Georgia.

Beginning January 11, adults 65 years of age and older will be included among those who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 1-A (refer to phases below), based on vaccine availability. Please watch for announcements containing instructions on where and how to get vaccinated on our here on our website, our social media pages on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and in the local media.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccine in Georgia at https://dph.georgia.gov/press-releases/2020-12-30/more-georgians-become-eligible-receive-covid-19-vaccine.

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Georgia is currently in Phase 1: Limited COVID-19 Vaccine Availability

Phase 1-A

Phase 1-A includes (*as of the date of this press release) paid and unpaid persons serving in a healthcare setting who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials. Hospital staff, public health clinical staff, EMS, and other first responders, long term care facility (LTCF) staff, and urgent care facility staff are examples of people who will be included in this phase.

Additional examples include:

  • Staff in clinical settings (e.g., physicians, nurses, pharmacists, EMS, laboratory staff, environmental services, LTCF staff etc.)
  • LTCF Residents

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  • *Beginning January 11, all adults 65 years of age and older, law enforcement and fire personnel.

Phase 1-B

Phase 1-B will include other essential workers and people at higher risk of severe COVID-19 illness.

Examples of people that will be included in this Phase are listed below:

  • Critical workforce employees (e.g., pharmacy staff, educational faculty and staff, correctional facility staff, court employees, food processors, grocery store workers, transportation staff, nuclear power plant employees, air traffic controllers, etc.)

Phase 1-C

Phase 1-C will include people at higher risk of severe COVID-19 illness, not vaccinated during Phase 1-A or Phase 1-B.

Examples of this population include:

  • Other essential workers
  • Adults below age 65 with significant comorbidities

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