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    NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 
    COVID-19 VACCINE DISTRIBUTION (AS OF 3/8/21)
  GEORGIA IS NOW VACCINATING
 
    • Healthcare workers (physicians, nurses, lab technicians, EMS)
    • Law Enforcement
    • Fire Personnel
    • First Responders
    • Residents and staff of long-term care facilities
    • Individuals aged 65+ and their caregivers*
    • Educators and staff (Pre-K, K-12, DECAL licensed or exempt childcare programs)
    • Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their caregivers*
    • Parents of children with complex medical conditions
*Caregivers provide care to people who need assistance with everyday tasks.
  Care recipients can live in residential or institutional settings, range from children to older adults, and have chronic illnesses  or disabling conditions.

 

UPDATE: Effective Thursday, March 25, ALL Georgians ages 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.

 

Georgia recently expanded vaccine eligibility, beginning March 15, 2021, to include adults aged 55 and older, individuals with disabilities and certain medical conditions.  Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities are already eligible for vaccination. This expansion now includes disabilities caused by an injury (e.g., traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury), a disability due to a longstanding condition that could cause vision loss, nerve damage or loss of a limb, or a disability due to illness such as ALS or multiple sclerosis.

The medical conditions referenced are:

Asthma (moderate to severe)                         Immunocompromised
Cancer                                                              Liver disease
Cerebrovascular disease                                Neurologic conditions
Chronic kidney disease                                  Overweight and obesity
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease      Pregnancy
Cystic Fibrosis                                                 Pulmonary fibrosis
Diabetes                                                           Sickle Cell Disease
Hypertension or high blood pressure           Thalassemia (blood disorder)
Heart conditions

For a more detailed list, please log onto the DPH website at https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine.