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CDC Recommends Pediatric COVID Vaccine for Children 5-11 Years Old

Following the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and health districts throughout Georgia are offering Pfizer pediatric COVID vaccine to children 5-11 years old.

  • The Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine is over 90% effective at preventing COVID-19 in children ages 5 through 11 years.
  • After getting a COVID-19 vaccine, children may have some side effects similar to those seen in adults and with other vaccines. The most common side effect was a sore arm. 
  • Vaccinating children will help protect them from getting COVID-19 and reduce their risk of severe disease, hospitalization, or long-term COVID-19 complications. 
  • Getting your children vaccinated can help protect them against COVID-19, as well as reduce disruptions to in-person learning and activities by helping curb community transmission. 
  • COVID-19 vaccines have undergone—and continue to undergo—the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history.

To schedule an appointment, go to  https://gta-vras.powerappsportals.us/ or https://vaccinefinder.org/.

 

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 now open for everyone 5 years of age and older for the COVID vaccine.

Note: Pfizer is the only COVID vaccine currently authorized for children aged 5 through 15, and approved for 16 and 17-year-olds 

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 [email protected] 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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Get Vaccinated

  • COVID vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick.
  • Based on what we know about COVID vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can do things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic.

For more information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html

Wear a Mask

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

Wash Your Hands

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

Social Distance

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

Monoclonal Antibody Treatments

The monoclonal antibody treatments are laboratory-made proteins that mimic the immune system’s ability to fight off harmful pathogens such as viruses. Monoclonal antibody treatments are given to help treat patients with COVID-19.

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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. 

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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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