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CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for everyone 6 months and older and boosters for everyone 5 years and older, if eligible.
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These vaccines are offered at our Public Health Departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens, and Whitfield counties, but to be sure the type of COVID-19 vaccine you may want or need is available when you arrive, click on your county's name above to contact your local health department. Otherwise, No Appointment is needed during regular clinic hours. There is No Cost to clients for this vaccine, and No Identification is required.
Note: Pfizer and Moderna vaccine are authorized for children aged 6 months through 17. For more information about COVID-19 vaccine recommendations for children and teens, please visit the CDC's COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens. (See the COVID-19 Vaccine Consent Form in English and in Spanish).
- 3rd Shots for people with certain immunocompromised conditions are available at our health departments, and so are...
- 1st Booster Shots are available for residents who are eligible and have reached the recommended time period for a booster shot since receiving their primary series of shots, including eligible immunocompromised people whose primary series included a 3rd shot. These booster vaccines include Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. A booster may be the same brand as a client's primary shots or the client may receive either Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine if they wish to do so and if that brand is available at the time of their visit (*some providers may administer Johnson & Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 vaccine as a booster in some situations). More information is available on the CDC’s website.
- 2nd Booster Doses of either Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of which vaccine doses were previously given, are now authorized and available for:
- People 50 years old and older, at least 4 months after receiving a 1st booster of any authorized COVID-19 vaccine.
- Some people 12 years old and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised, at least 4 months after receiving a 1st dose of any authorized COVID-19 vaccine.
Again, no appointment is needed for COVID-19 vaccination during regular clinic hours at Health Departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens, and Whitfield counties... be sure to look for your County Health Department's CLINIC HOURS and Location by clicking on the name of your county above.
North GA – No Appointment is needed for COVID-19 Vaccination in the North Georgia Health District during regular clinic hours 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 200,000 COVID-19 vaccinations have been provided by public health in the North Georgia Health District and our county health officials continue to urge residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19 right away, especially as the much more contagious Omicron variants of the virus are rapidly spreading in our communities.