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North GA — Update: As of May 11, 2021, the FDA authorized Pfizer vaccine for children 12 through 17 - Health departments in North Georgia continue to make it easier for Georgians 12 and older to get vaccinated against COVID-19 at public health clinics in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield counties. As some of these county clinics move from their current off-site COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics back to the health departments and undergo some operational time changes, all the clinics will continue offering COVID-19 vaccinations on a walk-in, no-appointment-needed basis, and yet residents will still have the option to register ahead for a dose at gta-vras.powerappsportals.us or by calling 1-888-457-0186.

As of Monday, May 3rd, public health COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic locations and operations will be as follows in North Georgia until further notice:

Cherokee County:  Canton First Baptist Church, 1 Mission Point, Canton, GA 30114. Monday–Thursday, 8 AM–3 PM. Pfizer, Moderna and J&J vaccines will be available, based on supply. 

Fannin County:  Fannin County Health Department, 95 Ouida St., Blue Ridge, GA 30213. Monday, 9 AM–12 PM & 1 PM–3 PM, and Tuesday, 9 AM–12 PM & 1 PM–6 PMModerna will be available.

Gilmer County:  Gilmer County Health Department, 28 Southside Church St., Ellijay, GA, 30540Tuesday, 9 AM–12 PM & 1 PM–6 PM, and Wednesday, 9 AM–12 PM & 1 PM–3 PMModerna will be available.

Murray County:  Murray County Health Department, 709 Old Dalton-Ellijay Rd., Chatsworth, GA 30705Monday, 9 AM–12 PM & 1 PM–3 PM, and Tuesday, 9 AM–12 PM & 1 PM–6 PMModerna will be available.

Pickens County: Pickens County Recreation Department, 1329 Camp Road, Jasper, GA 30143 (The clinic will remain at this location through May 28th, then will move back to the health department on Tuesday, June 1st).  Monday–Thursday, 8 AM–12 PM & 1 PM–3 PM, and Friday, 8 AM–12 PMPfizer, Moderna and J&J vaccine will be available, based on supply. 

Whitfield County:  Whitfield County Health Department, 800 Professional Blvd, Dalton, GA 30720. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8 AM–3 PMTuesday, 8 AM–5:30 PM, and Friday, 8 AM–12 PMPfizer and J&J vaccine will be available, based on supply.

People who have received their first dose at one of these county health department COVID-19 vaccine clinics and have yet to receive their scheduled second dose will need to go to where the clinic is located as of May 3rd.

There is NO Cost for the vaccine to clients. Health insurance will be accepted, but only if it is presented. There will be no expense to any client.

Pfizer and/or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will be offered, as listed above. As mentioned in the above update, the FDA has now authorized Pfizer vaccine for children 12 through 17. Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Due to rigorous storage requirements, Pfizer is most reliably available at the Cherokee, Pickens and Whitfield County COVID-19 vaccine clinics.

To date, over 158,000 COVID-19 vaccinations have been administered by the six county health departments in the North Georgia Health District.

For more information about this and other public health services, please log onto the North Georgia Health District website at www.nghd.org.