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Still Operating in Dalton, Ellijay and Woodstock

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North GA – MAKO Medical drive-thru COVID-19 testing will end in Blue Ridge, Chatsworth and Jasper, as of Thursday, April 14th. The MAKO test sites that will remain open in North Georgia are those in Dalton, Ellijay and Woodstock.

Now that COVID-19 cases are decreasing in Georgia and home test kits have become easily accessible, the volume of residents seeking services from these test sites is declining.

Public health officials continue to urge people to get tested for COVID-19, regardless of their vaccination status, if they have COVID-19 type symptoms or have been in close contact recently to a person infected with the virus.

 

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North GA - Due to predicted hazardous weather, the MAKO Medical COVID-19 Drive-thru Test sites in Dalton, Ellijay, Jasper and Woodstock are CLOSED Wednesday, April 6, 2022. These are all the MAKO test sites in the North Georgia Health District that had been scheduled to open this day.

All updates for the drive-thru test sites are posted to the health district website HERE and on our social media pages at Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

 

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North GA - Due to inclement weather, the MAKO Medical COVID-19 Drive-thru Test sites in Dalton, Jasper and Woodstock have closed today, Tuesday, April 5, 2022. 

All updates for the drive-thru test sites are posted to the North Georgia Health District HERE and on our social media pages at Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

2nd Booster
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North GA – Second Booster Doses of COVID-19 vaccine are now authorized and available at Health Departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield counties. A second booster dose of either Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of which vaccine doses were previously given (however, only Pfizer vaccine is authorized for ages 12 to 17), is highly recommended for:

  • People 50 years old and older, at least 4 months after receiving a 1st booster of any authorized COVID-19 vaccine.
  • People 12 years old and older who are immunocompromised, at least 4 months after receiving a 1st dose of any authorized COVID-19 vaccine (however, only Pfizer vaccine is authorized for 12- to 17-year-olds).
  • People 18 years old and older who received *Janssen as both their primary series dose and booster, at least 4 months after that 1st booster.

 *Although mRNA vaccines are preferred for the first booster, J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine may be considered in some situations.