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From CDC Website: News Release

 Media Statement

For Immediate Release: Friday, November 19, 2021
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

CDC 18 boosterToday, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) expanded recommendations for booster shots to include all adults ages 18 years and older who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine at least six months after their second dose.

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authorization and CDC’s recommendation for use are critical next steps forward in our country’s booster program – a program which will help provide increased protection against COVID-19 disease and death.

CDC continues to encourage the 47 million adults who are not yet vaccinated to get vaccinated as soon as possible to protect themselves, their families, loved ones and communities. We also strongly encourage those who were already eligible ­– older populations and individuals with underlying medical conditions ­– to get boosted before the holidays.

Anyone can find available vaccines near them at vaccines.gov and can consult their health care provider or local pharmacist if they have questions about vaccines or boosters.

SHARING THE LATEST INFORMATION FROM THE CDC

Holiday traditions are important for families and children. There are several ways to enjoy holiday traditions and protect your health. Because many generations tend to gather to celebrate holidays, the best way to minimize COVID-19 risk and keep your family and friends safer is to get vaccinated if you’re eligible.

COVID-19 vaccine is available at all Health Departments in North Georgia, which includes Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield counties. The vaccine is free and no appointments are needed for anyone 5 years of age and older who is eligible for primary, booster or 3rd shots - go HERE to learn more about all COVID-19 dosage eligibility. Click on your county name above to find your local health department location and clinic hours. Click HERE to find free nasal-swab COVID-19 Testing locations and Registration in North Georgia.

PFIZER COVID 19 Available for 5 11 year olds Web Banner

Starts Monday, November 8th!

North GA – On Monday, November 8, 2021, County Health Departments in the North Georgia Health District will begin offering free Pfizer pediatric COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5 to 11 years old.

This follows the expansion of Pfizer’s Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to children in this age group, and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH).

CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., said, “We know millions of parents are eager to get their children vaccinated and with this decision, we now have recommended that about 28 million children receive a COVID-19 vaccine.”

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