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North GA — Location changes are underway for some of the public health COVID-19 vaccination clinics in the North Georgia Health District, each of which is operating indoors.

These changes will allow more people to be vaccinated, so that as additional vaccine becomes available, health department staff will be in position to vaccinate larger numbers of people.

 

*To receive a vaccination at one of these clinics, you MUST First have registered for an appointment. More appointments will be scheduled when more vaccine is available (please see below).

As of Monday, February 1, public health COVID-19 vaccination operations will be as follows in these North Georgia counties:

 

Cherokee County:      Canton First Baptist Church, 1 Mission Point, Canton, GA 30114

                                   Mon.–Fri., 8 AM–3 PM



Fannin County:          Kiwanis Club of Blue Ridge, 124 Jones Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30213

                                   Mon.–Thurs., 9 AM–12 PM & 1 PM–3:30 PM, and Fri., 9 AM–12 PM


Gilmer County:          Piedmont Community Center, 824 Industrial Blvd., Ellijay, GA 30540

                                   Mon., Wed., Thurs., 9 AM–12 PM & 1 PM–3:30 PM,

                                   Tues., 9 AM–12 PM & 1 PM–5:30 PM, and Fri., 9 AM–12 PM


Murray County:         Murray County Parks and Recreation Department, 651 Hyden Tyler Road, Chatsworth, GA 30705

                                   Mon.–Thurs., 9 AM–12 PM & 1 PM–3 PM, and Fri., 9 AM–12 PM


Pickens County:         Pickens County Recreation Department, 1329 Camp Road, Jasper, GA 30143

                                   Mon.–Thurs., 8 AM–12 PM & 1 PM–3 PM, and Fri., 8 AM–12 PM


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

                                   Mon., Wed., Thurs., 8 AM–3:30 PM, Tues., 8 AM–5:30 PM, and Fri., 8 AM–12 PM

 

The vaccine will continue to be offered at no out-of-pocket expense at all locations; insurance will be billed, but only if it is available. There will be no expense to any client, and anyone who does not have insurance will not be billed for the vaccination.

People who have received their first dose from the health department and were scheduled for their second dose at the original location, will need to go to the site where the health department is currently providing the vaccine.

The Whitfield County Health Department has storage capacity to offer both Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The other county health departments in the district offer Moderna vaccine.

Each health department is using its current stock of COVID-19 vaccine for appointments that already exist and for second doses. More vaccine is expected to arrive, although it is currently unclear when that will occur and in what quantities, because it depends on the overall national supply.

As of January 28, a total of nearly 30,000 COVID-19 vaccinations were administered by the six county health departments in the North Georgia Health District.

*When new appointment times are ready to be scheduled for residents who are currently eligible for COVID-19 vaccine, an announcement will be released to the public on the North Georgia Health District website at www.nghd.org with instructions for appointment registration. 

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