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State Interagency Coordinating Council





Welcome to Georgia's State Interagency Coordinating Council (SICC) for Early Intervention Programs.

The mission of the Georgia State Interagency Coordinating Council (SICC) for Early Intervention programs is to advise the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and other agencies responsible for serving the families of infants and toddlers, birth to age three with developmental delays and disabilities, about providing an appropriate, family-centered, comprehensive service delivery system aimed at promoting optimal child development and family functioning.

Upcoming Meetings


WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! What are your thoughts, ideas and concerns about the Babies Can’t Wait Program?  Would you like to attend the State Interagency Coordinating Council (SICC) meeting?

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                        

Oct. 22, 2021                                                                                        

Booster Doses Authorized for Moderna and J&J COVID Vaccines

Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and health districts throughout Georgia will begin offering booster doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID vaccine Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, pending guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These boosters are in addition to previously approved booster doses of Pfizer vaccine.

For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their initial 2-dose series:

For people who received the J&J COVID vaccine, booster shots are also recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.

Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received and others, may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

Not all types of vaccine will be available at all sites. For information about COVID vaccines or to schedule a vaccination appointment visit or

More than 50% of Georgians remain unvaccinated for COVID-19, leaving themselves – and their children, families, loved ones, and communities– vulnerable to infection. DPH urges all eligible Georgians to get vaccinated to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Georgia and to save lives.

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


Nancy Nydam
Director of Communications
Georgia Department of Public Health
2 Peachtree Street, N.E., 15th Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
(404) 657-2462
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