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BOOSTER SHOT

Currently, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is awaiting recommendations from the CDC and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) before releasing a plan to administer booster doses of Pfizer COVID vaccine in Georgia. The FDA’s discussion and review of data about the need for COVID vaccine boosters is a first step in the process; the same questions will be considered by ACIP during meetings currently scheduled for Sept. 22-23. When CDC/ACIP provide recommendations and guidelines for booster shots, DPH has the inventory to quickly ramp up access to Pfizer COVID vaccine statewide.

We will notify the public about when and where booster shots are available and who will be eligible as soon as we receive word - go HERE for the latest Update. Please monitor the news section of our website, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram.

Ellijay Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic webEllijay, GA – This year’s DRIVE-THRU FLU SHOT CLINIC conducted by Gilmer County Health Department is Thursday, October 7th from 8 am to 1 pm at the ETC Pavilion in Ellijay. You’ll remain safely in your vehicle while driving through to get your flu shot from public health staff wearing COVID-19 protective gear. The shot is no-cost if covered by one of several health plans. If paying out of pocket, the cost is still relatively low at $25 for regular flu vaccine and $65 for high dose flu vaccine for people aged 65 and older. Both vaccines guard against 4 different strains of flu. Cash, checks, Medicare, Medicaid, Aetna Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana and United Healthcare Insurance will be accepted. The ETC Pavilion is at Legion Road, Ellijay, GA 30540. Call (706) 635-4363 for more information and log onto bit.ly/DriveThruBeatFlu_NorthGA about this and other Drive-thru Flu Shot Clinics being held this fall in North Georgia!

DUE TO THE RISK OF HAZARDOUS WEATHER CONDITIONS, THIS CLINIC WAS POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 13TH AND MOVED TO THE WHITFIELD COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR RESCHEDULE INFORMATION.

DUE TO THE RISK OF HAZARDOUS WEATHER CONDITIONS, THIS CLINIC WAS POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 19TH AND MOVED TO THE CHEROKEE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT WOODSTOCK HEALTH CENTER. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR RESCHEDULE INFORMATION.