DPH Allocates Additional Vaccine to Elbert County

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is allocating 2,100 additional doses of COVID vaccine to Elbert County. This is to ensure that residents of the county will have local access to COVID vaccine following DPH’s suspension of The Medical Center of Elberton from the vaccine program.

Increased Cases COVID Variant B.1.1.7

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is confirming there are now 19 cases of COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 identified in Georgia. This is the same variant discovered in the U.K. and in several other countries and U.S. states. So far, no other COVID-19 variants have been identified in Georgia.

DPH Suspends Elbert County Vaccine Provider

On Jan. 27, 2021, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) notified The Medical Center of Elberton that it would be suspended from the COVID-19 Vaccination Program in Georgia. The suspension became effective immediately for a term of six months, ending July 27, 2021.

Volunteer for COVID-19 Vaccination Response

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is receiving offers from medical professionals and other individuals looking for ways to help with the COVID-19 vaccination response. An effective response relies on volunteers who are pre-credentialed and organized.

Georgia Counties Share Car Seat Mini Grant

Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health’s (DPH), Injury Prevention Program, Child Occupant Safety Project, is pleased to announce the 2021 recipients of the Child Passenger Safety Mini-Grant. 

DPH Launches COVID Vaccine Locator

Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is launching a COVID vaccine locator on the DPH website at https://dph.georgia.gov. The tool allows users to search by county for a vaccine provider in their community, and provides location and contact information for the provider. This is not a centralized scheduling tool.

First Case of COVID-19 Variant Identified in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is announcing Georgia’s first case of COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7, the same variant discovered in the U.K. and in several other countries and U.S. states. The variant was discovered during analysis of a specimen sent by a pharmacy in Georgia to a commercial lab.

More Georgians to Become Eligible to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Governor Brian Kemp and Commissioner Kathleen Toomey, M.D., M.P.H., tonight announced plans to add adults aged 65 and older, law enforcement officers, firefighters and first responders to the current group of individuals eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccination.

COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is launching a vaccine dashboard that will track the number of providers enrolled to give vaccines, allocations and shipments from vaccine manufacturers, and vaccines administered. The dashboard will reflect the previous day’s totals, and will be updated Monday through Friday at 6 p.m. The dashboard can be found on the DPH website at https://dph.georgia.gov.

First Doses of COVID Vaccine Arrive in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) today received the first shipments of COVID-19 vaccine for administration in Georgia.