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Everyone 12 and older is eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine. Only Pfizer is authorized for children 12 through 17 with parental consent. No appointment is needed at any county health department in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens or Whitfield County. For health department locations, go HERE to our homepage and click on your county listed on that page at right.

North GA – No Appointment is needed for COVID-19 Vaccination in the North Georgia Health District at Public Health Departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield counties. There is NO Cost to clients, regardless of healthcare coverage.*  No Identification is required.

Over 170,000 COVID-19 vaccinations have been provided by public health in the North Georgia Health District and the county health departments continue to urge residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19 right away, especially as the much more contagious Delta variant of the virus is rapidly spreading in our communities. Learn more about this urgent need for vaccination from the CDC by clicking HERE on our website.

Anyone with questions about COVID-19 vaccine may go here on our website to Questions About COVID-19 Vaccine?.

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Since early 2020, each of us, our families and our communities have faced harrowing challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Indeed, we have been deeply impacted in many ways that include everything from deprivation and financial loss to dire illnesses and even the death of loved ones. Fortunately, we are beginning to see signs of recovery from this pandemic; however, we still have a long way to go. Please take this survey to help us know how we, your local public health partners, can better support this recovery and help everyone get back to life-as-usual more quickly here in North Georgia. Thank you!

For English, please start the survey here:

English Version of COVID 19 Survey

Para Español, inicie la encuesta aquí:

Latino version of COVID 19 Survey




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For FREE COVID-19 TESTING in the North Georgia Health District, click HERE. To learn more, read below:

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Anyone who has COVID-19 type symptoms or has been in close contact recently with a person infected with the virus needs to be tested for COVID-19, even if you are fully vaccinated.

Free COVID-19 Testing is offered at MAKO Medical Drive-Thru Testing Sites in North Georgia through a partnership with the Georgia Department of Public Health. There are no eligibility requirements other than having a Georgia address and registering online at (PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE AT THIS LINK FOR TESTING - ONLY USE THE PHONE NUMBER PROVIDED AT THE MAKO WEBSITE AS A LAST RESORT -- pre-registration is preferred, however, anyone who does not have access to the internet or is not able to navigate the online registration form can be registered by staff onsite at the MAKO Medical testing location).

The FREE COVID-19 Drive-thru testing sites in North Georgia are:

Weekday Sites:

Action Church
271 Marietta Road, Canton, GA 30114
Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 3 PM
*Edwards Park (moving - please see below)
115 Edwards Park Entrance, Dalton, GA 30721
Final day at this location is Friday, Sept. 24th, 8 AM – 3 PM
*Pleasant Grove Park (as of Monday, Sept. 27th)
1718 Pleasant Grove Road, Dalton, GA 30721
Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 3 PM 
Gilmer County Civic Center (Parks and Recreation)
1561 South Main Street, Ellijay, GA 30540
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 8 AM – 2 PM
Once-A-Week Sites:
Murray County Recreation Department
651 Hyden Tyler Road, Chatsworth, GA 30705
Mondays only: 8 AM – 3 PM, beginning September 13, 2021
 Mt. Zion Baptist Church
1036 N. Main Street, Jasper, GA 30143
Tuesdays only: 8 AM – 3 PM, beginning September 14, 2021
 The Farmers Market
811 Summit Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Thursdays only: 8 AM – 3 PM, beginning September 16, 2021

**Please do not call these locations. No information is available by phone at these locations**

This is a PCR test and is performed with a nasal swab to determine the presence of the virus that causes COVID-19.

More information about MAKO Medical’s Free COVID-19 Testing is available at the registration link