ALERT: April 13, 2021 - Following the guidance of the FDA and CDC, Georgia is pausing ALL J&J vaccinations until further notice. Click HERE for more information.
North GA — Following the first round of COVID-19 vaccines we administered beginning last December to thousands of healthcare workers, medical first responders, and long-term care facility residents and staff in North Georgia, the North Georgia Health District (1-2) expanded its vaccination program to reach more and more members of the community. Now, over 100,000 residents have been vaccinated at COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics operated by public health departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield counties.
*Georgia Eligibility is open for everyone 16 years of age and older for the COVID vaccine.
Note: Pfizer is the only COVID vaccine currently approved for children aged 16 and older.**
**Pfizer COVID vaccine is offered when available at some of our county health departments' COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics; however, it is consistently available at our clinic in Whitfield County. Mass vaccination sites in Georgia also have Pfizer vaccine - go to myvaccinega.com.
Everyone who is eligible for the vaccine may register for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment at a public health vaccine clinic in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens or Whitfield county at gta-vras.powerappsportals.us or call 1-888-457-0186.
“Since we began our COVID-19 vaccination campaign in this 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.”
At present, health departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield counties have responded to an overwhelming demand to provide over 100,000 COVID-19 vaccinations (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) to residents. However, due to this high demand and our limited vaccine, which is dependent on the overall national supply, our vaccination appointment schedules are often at full capacity. We apologize for this inconvenience, but we do anticipate supplies to become increasingly more available. Residents may also wish to see if their private physician is a COVID-19 vaccine provider.
To find additional COVID-19 Vaccine information and other locations where the vaccine is available in Georgia, go to the Georgia Department of Public Health website at https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine.