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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. For more information visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/index.html

Health Department Vaccine Scheduling Resource Line

(888) 457-0186

Monday – Friday 8 AM – 8 PM ET

Saturday – Sunday 8 AM – 5 PM ET

"Languages other than English available."

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. 

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Georgia CORE

Providing free COVID-19 vaccines across the state with mobile units committed to reaching all Georgians.

COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard

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

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GA COVID-19 Hotline

This hotline is for questions about COVID-19 and COVID vaccine only, not for scheduling appointments for vaccination.

(888) 357-0169

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Georgia Vaccine Plan

Follow the plan for distribution and administration of the COVID-19 vaccine in Georgia.

Information for Georgia Residents

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Booster Dose of COVID Vaccine

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and health districts throughout Georgia will begin offering booster doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID vaccine Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, pending guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Learn more.

Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) are recommending COVID vaccine booster shots for individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech primary series at least six months ago. 

The recommendations for COVID vaccine booster shots are:

  • People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series   
  • People aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series
  • People aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks
  • People aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.

Only the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine has been authorized as a booster dose, and the above recommendations will only apply to individuals who received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for their primary series

DPH continues to stress the importance of vaccination for all Georgians aged 12 and older. Vaccination is our best tool to protect lives and stop the spread of COVID-19 in our state.

COVID-19 Vaccine General FAQ

This information is based on currently available evidence, resources, information, emergency use authorization and expert opinion and is subject to change. As additional evidence regarding the use of COVID-19 vaccine for individuals emerges, it will be necessary to modify this content.

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Are Vaccines Safe?

The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are as safe as possible. Learn more about

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Pfizer Patient Fact Sheet

Find patient fact sheet information in additional languages at FDA-Pfizer or download the English version below.

Moderna Patient Fact Sheet

Find patient fact sheet information in additional languages at FDA-Moderna or download the English version below.

J&J Patient Fact Sheet

Information from the FDA in other languages - Learn more 

Information for Healthcare Providers and Partners

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GA Providers and Healthcare Professionals

Provider Technical Support

  • GRITS Hotline (Technical/IT questions):  866-483-2958 or email at [email protected] 
  • Provider Support (VMS functional/IT questions and provider enrollment questions):  888-920-0165 or email [email protected]

 

Moderna Provider Fact Sheet

Pfizer Provider Fact Sheet

J&J Provider Fact Sheet

Monoclonal Antibody Therapeutics

Providers Can Register for Vaccine at a Local Public Health Department

COVID-19 Vaccine General FAQ

This information is based on currently available evidence, resources, information, emergency use authorization and expert opinion and is subject to change. As additional evidence regarding the use of COVID-19 vaccine for individuals emerges, it will be necessary to modify this content.

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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

FDA has rigorous scientific and regulatory processes in place to facilitate development and ensure the safety, effectiveness and quality of COVID-19 vaccines.

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FDA Path from Vaccine to EUA

Vaccines have prevented countless cases of disease and disability and have saved millions of lives. Ensuring the safety and effectiveness of vaccines is one of FDA’s top priorities.

FDA Letter of Approval for Pfizer

FDA Letter of Authorization for J&J

FDA will evaluate an EUA request and determine whether the relevant statutory criteria are met, taking into account the totality of the scientific evidence about the vaccine that is available to FDA.

FDA Letter of Authorization for Moderna