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TOP 5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT COVID-19 AND DELTA VARIANT

  1. Getting vaccinated prevents severe illness, hospitalization, and death; it also helps reduce the spread of the virus in communities.
    • Unvaccinated individuals should get vaccinated and continue masking until they are fully vaccinated.
    • With the Delta variant, this is more urgent than ever. The highest spread of cases and severe outcomes is happening in places with low vaccination rates.
  2. Data show Delta is different than past versions of the virus: it is much more contagious.
    • Some vaccinated people can get Delta in a breakthrough infection and may be contagious.
    • Even so, vaccinated individuals represent a very small amount of transmission occurring around the country.
    • Virtually all hospitalizations and deaths continue to be among the unvaccinated.
  3. In areas with substantial and high transmission, CDC recommends that everyone (including fully vaccinated individuals) wear a mask in public indoor settings to help prevent spread of Delta and protect others.
  4. CDC recommends that community leaders encourage vaccination and masking to prevent further outbreaks in areas of substantial and high transmission.
  5. CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status. Children should return to full-time in-person learning in the fall with layered prevention strategies in place.

COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard

Click below for information about vaccines administered, vaccination by county, and race and ethnicity data.

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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 authorized for children aged 12 through 17. 

At Home COVID-19 Vaccinations 

Georgia residents who are currently sick, shut-in or homebound due to an ongoing physical or mental disability and are unable to travel to a COVID-19 vaccination site can request to receive vaccination at their home.

Please email HVS@dph.ga.gov or call (888) 572-0112 with the following information for the person who requires at-home vaccination:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Address
  • City
  • County
  • Contact phone number
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COVID-19 Resources for People with Disabilities

Prevention

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Wear a Mask

  • Wear a mask to protect you and others
  • Cover your nose and mouth

Social Distance

  • Maintain at least 6 feet of distance when possible
  • Choose safe social activities

Handwashing

  • Wash your hands frequently 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth

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COVID-19 Testing

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What Does My Test Mean?

Even with a negative test result, continue to practice safety protocol.

If have questions about isolation and the next steps you should take after a positive COVID-19 test, please call 866-PUB-HLTH (866-782-4584).

Information can also be found at: https://dph.georgia.gov/isolation-contact

COVID-19 Testing in Georgia

How Does COVID-19 Testing Work?

There are two different types of tests for COVID-19: viral tests and antibody tests. 

COVID-19 International Travel Letter

If you're sick or exposed to COVID-19

Identify Your Contacts

Each confirmed case of COVID-19 will work with trained DPH staff to identify everyone they've been in contact with to prevent additional spread of the disease. 

Isolate if Sick

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 infection, you must follow home isolation protocol. If you have questions please call 866-PUB-HLTH (866-782-4584)

Quarantine if Exposed

If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19, monitor your health for 14 days from your last possible exposure and quarantine at home.

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