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Vaccine Approval

The FDA approved the first COVID-19 vaccine, Pfizer-BioNTech, for individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine continues under EUA for individuals 12 - 15 years of age and for a third dose in certain immunocompromised individuals. 

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Third Dose of COVID Vaccine for Immunocompromised Individuals

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that certain patients with weakened immune systems receive an additional dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine. The recommendation does not include J&J vaccine recipients at this time.

This includes people who have:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last two years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response

Individuals should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.

Additional doses of COVID vaccine for immunocompromised individuals are being offered now.

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 approved for 16 and 17-year-olds, and authorized for children aged 12 through 15. 

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. 

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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