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WALK UP COVID 19 VACCINE CLINICS BANNER

For a Limited Time in North Georgia: April 19 – 22!

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North (GA) - Are you a Georgian aged 16 or older? Then come on down to a limited Walk-Up COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic where NO Appointment is Needed! These limited no-appointment walk-up clinics will be conducted by Public Health Departments at their current COVID-19 vaccine clinic sites in Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield counties, April 19 – 22 from 9 AM to 3 PM. There is NO Cost to clients.* Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will be offered, as available. Teens ages 16 to 18 are only permitted Pfizer vaccine and must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Get safely vaccinated against COVID-19 and protect yourself, your family and your community! See locations for participating county public health COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic sites below:

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

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

Murray County:           Murray County Parks & Recreation Dept, 651 Hyden Tyler Rd, Chatsworth, GA 30705                                   

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

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

*Health insurance accepted IF presented, but there is NO out-of-pocket expense to clients!

Questions about COVID-19 Vaccine? Click HERE!

Cherokee HD Canton

Canton (GA) - The Canton location of the Cherokee County Health Department on Univeter Road will be CLOSED Thursday, April 22nd and Friday, April 23rd as staff moves into the newly constructed additional space of their current facility. This will NOT affect public health COVID-19 vaccine appointments scheduled at Canton First Baptist Church. Public health services will resume at the Canton health department location on Monday, April 26th. Residents who wish to make an appointment at the health department in Canton may call (770) 345-7371. The number of the health department facility in Woodstock is (770) 928-0133. To register for an appointment for COVID-19 vaccine, log onto gta-vras.powerappsportals.us or call 1 (888) 457-0186. Learn about all public health services available in Cherokee County at nghd.org/nghd-locations-listing/category/cherokee.

Covid vaccine eligibility expanded

Beginning Thursday, March 25, 2021

Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and Governor Brian Kemp announced the state will expand its COVID vaccine eligibility beginning March 25, 2021, to include all Georgians aged 16 and older. Increased COVID vaccine supply and significant progress in vaccinating Georgia seniors, our most vulnerable population, allows the state to move forward and to ensure all vaccine doses are being put into arms.

Vaccination, along with strict compliance with basic prevention measures - wear a mask, stay six feet from others, avoid large gatherings, wash your hands frequently - will help Georgia stop the spread of COVID-19.

These measures are critically important as SARs-CoV-2 variants continue to circulate and increase in Georgia. Currently, there are 367 confirmed COVID cases with variants statewide; 351 cases with the UK variant (B.1.1.7), 15 cases with the South Africa variant (B.1.351), and 1 case with the Brazil variant (P.1). These variants appear to spread more easily and quickly than other variants, which may lead to more cases of COVID-19.

Anyone signs or symptoms of COVID-19 should be tested, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection. Follow the advice of your health care provider about what you should do while you wait for your test results. COVID testing not only helps DPH control and mitigate infection, but it also provides valuable information about variants when positive test results are sequenced.

To find a vaccination location or to schedule an appointment, log on to dph.ga.gov/covid-vaccine or visit myvaccinegeorgia.com to schedule an appointment at a GEMA mass vaccination site.

Important note: Pfizer is the only COVID vaccine approved for teens 16 and 17 years old. Please schedule an appointment at CVS or Walgreens or at one of the GEMA mass vaccination sites to ensure Pfizer vaccine is available.

For updates on COVID-19, follow @GaDPH and @GovKemp on Twitter and @GaDPH and @GovKemp on Facebook.

Register for an appointment online at gta-vras.powerappsportals.us or call 1-888-457-0186. 

Appts Available Online and by PhoneUPDATE: Effective Thursday, March 25, ALL Georgians age 16 and older will be Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine. Register for an appointment online at gta-vras.powerappsportals.us or call 1-888-457-0186.

North GA – Effective Monday, March 22, the North Georgia Health District will transfer registration for COVID-19 vaccination appointments to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) online portal. Individuals seeking an appointment at public health COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens or Whitfield counties must register at https://gta-vras.powerappsportals.us/.

Public health COVID-19 vaccine appointment registration is also available through the DPH Health Department Vaccine Scheduling Resource Line at (888) 457-0186, Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 8 PM, and Saturday, 8 AM – 5 PM.

Additionally, residents may find both public and private COVID-19 vaccination sites by going to DPH’s Georgia Vaccine Locator at https://dph.georgia.gov/locations/covid-vaccination-site or may make a COVID-19 vaccination appointment at the Georgia Mass Vaccination Site Registration link at https://myvaccinegeorgia.com/.

Over 100,000 COVID-19 vaccinations have been provided by public health in the North Georgia Health District and the county health departments are accepting new appointments as vaccine supplies are increasingly available. People who are currently eligible in Georgia for COVID-19 vaccine are urged to arrange a vaccination appointment right away.