The Georgia Department of Health is overseeing the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Georgia.
Georgia is currently in Phase 1-A of the vaccination plan. Beginning January 11, the following groups will become eligible for vaccination as part of an expanded Phase 1-A:
- Healthcare workers in clinical settings (e.g., nurses, physicians, EMS, laboratory technicians, environmental services)
- Staff and residents of long-term care facilities
- All law enforcement and fire personnel (including volunteer departments)
- Adults aged 65 and older (and their caregivers as applicable)
In order to meet the increased demand resulting from expansion of the first tier, the Northeast Health District will open an appointment-based, combination COVID-19 testing and vaccination drive-through at a new site, located at 355 Oneta Street in Athens starting January 12, 2021.
Unless they are in one of the above populations, spouses and family members are not eligible for vaccine administration at this time.
You can also call 706-340-0996 but online registration is preferred. Please be patient as GA DPH staff are overwhelmed and doing the best they can.