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Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination.

District 4 Public Health - COVID19
1. Who is eligible for vaccine now?

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 children aged 12 to 17. Please schedule an appointment at CVS, Walgreens or at one of the Public Health sites to ensure Pfizer vaccine is available. 


2. Can I go to any county?
Yes, you can go to any county.
 
3. Is an appointment needed?
Yes, an appointment must be scheduled to receive the vaccine at this time.
 
4. How can we register for an appointment?

Call (888) 457-0186 to schedule an appointment. Hours: Monday – Friday from 8am – 8pm Saturday-Sunday 8am – 5 pm
Schedule an appointment for COVID-19 vaccine online.

 
6. Is there another way to register other than the appointment line?
Yes, You can register online here.
 
7. Where can I see what counties still have appointments left?
Please check here.
 
8. I received my first dose; can I schedule my second dose now?

You will make an appointment for your second dose after receiving your first dose.

9. How do I know if I have an appointment?
You should have received a confirmation number and an email or text message confirming your appointment.
 
10. Who should not receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

In some instances, individuals should not receive the vaccine. Contraindications to COVID-19 include:

Known allergy to vaccine components

Anyone who has received any vaccine in the last 14 days (including flu shots)

Persons with known current SARS-CoV-2 infection

  • Vaccination should be deferred until recovery from acute illness (if person had symptoms) and criteria have been met to discontinue isolation
  • No minimal interval between infection and vaccination
  • However, current evidence suggests reinfection uncommon in the 90 days after initial infection and thus persons with documented acute infection in the preceding 90 days may defer vaccination until the end of this period, if desired.

Persons who previously received passive antibody therapy for COVID-19

  • Vaccination should be deferred for at least 90 days to avoid interference of the treatment with vaccine-induced immune responses–Based on estimated half-life of therapies and evidence suggesting reinfection is uncommon within 90 days of initial infection.

Persons with a known SARS-CoV-2 Exposure

  • Community or outpatient setting: –Defer vaccination until quarantine period has ended to avoid exposing healthcare personnel (HCP) or other persons during vaccination visit.