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Appts Available Online and by PhoneEveryone 12 and older is eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine. Only Pfizer is authorized for children 12 through 17 with parental consent. No appointment is needed at any county health department in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens or Whitfield County. For health department locations, go HERE to our homepage and click on your county listed on that page at right.

North GA – No Appointment is needed for COVID-19 Vaccination in the North Georgia Health District 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.

Over 160,000 COVID-19 vaccinations have been provided by public health in the North Georgia Health District and the county health departments continue to urge residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19 right away.

Anyone with questions about COVID-19 vaccine may go here on our website to Questions About COVID-19 Vaccine?  or may call the GA COVID-19 Hotline at (888) 357-0169.

 

 

UPDATE: Effective Thursday, March 25, ALL Georgians age 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 eligibility is now 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 vaccine is offered when available by some of our county health departments, but it is consistently available only at our Whitfield County COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic. Mass vaccination clinics in Georgia also have Pfizer vaccine - go to myvaccinegeorgia.com.

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All Georgians *12 and older are Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine. Walk in to one of our COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics without an appointment, or register for an appointment online at gta-vras.powerappsportals.us or call 1-888-457-0186. 

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Georgia Eligibility is open for everyone 12 years of age and older for the COVID vaccine.

*Note: Pfizer is the only COVID vaccine currently approved for children aged 12 through 17. All minors must have parental consent for a vaccination.

Pfizer COVID vaccine is offered when available at some of our county health departments' COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics; however, it is most reliably available at our clinics in Cherokee, Pickens and Whitfield counties.

Everyone who is eligible for the vaccine may walk in without an appointment to a public health COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens or Whitfield County, or they may register for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment at gta-vras.powerappsportals.us or call 1-888-457-0186.

Eligibility is subject to change. Please monitor this site for all updates.

Why is it important for healthcare workers and first responders to have the vaccination?

When healthcare personnel and first responders get sick with COVID-19, they are not able to work and provide key services for patients or clients, which weakens the whole community’s healthcare infrastructure.

Why is it critical that people 65 and older get vaccinated?

It is especially important for older adults to get the vaccine because they have the highest risk of being very sick or dying from COVID-19.

Is COVID-19 Vaccine provided for Free?

COVID-19 vaccine is offered by public health at no cost. Health insurance will be accepted if available, but if insurance is not presented, there will be no cost for the vaccine to the client.

 
    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.