- Everyone 5 and older is now eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine, and the vaccine is free and available without appointment during regular clinic hours at our county health departments. Only Pfizer is authorized for children 5 through 17 with parental consent (COVID-19 Vaccine Consent Form in English and in Spanish). Click HERE to learn details about Pfizer pediatric vaccine for 5 to 11 year olds.
- 3rd Shots for people with certain immunocompromised conditions are available at our health departments, and so are...
- 1st Booster Shots for residents who are eligible. These are people ages 12 and older who have reached the recommended time period for a booster shot since receiving their primary series of shots, including immunocompromised people 12 and older 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). However, at this time, only the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is authorized as the recommended booster for adolescents ages 12 to 17. 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 (however, 12- to 17-year-olds may only receive Pfizer), 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.
- People 12 years old and older who are immunocompromised, at least 4 months after receiving a 1st dose of any authorized COVID-19 vaccine (however, only Pfizer vaccine is authorized for 12- to 17-year-olds).
People 18 years old and older who received Janssen as both their primary series dose and booster, at least 4 months after that 1st booster.
*Although mRNA vaccines are preferred for the first booster, J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine may be considered in some situations.
No appointment is needed for COVID-19 vaccination during clinic hours at Health Departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield counties. Be sure to look for our Health Departments' CLINIC HOURS and Locations - go HERE to our homepage and click on your county listed on that page.
North GA – No Appointment is needed for COVID-19 Vaccination in the North Georgia Health District during 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.
Nearly 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 variant of the virus is rapidly spreading in our communities.