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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 16 years of age and older for the COVID vaccine!
Note: Pfizer is the only COVID vaccine currently approved for children aged 16 and older.For individuals aged 16 and 17 who are in an eligible population for vaccination, Pfizer is the only vaccine currently approved for these ages. Please schedule an appointment at CVS or Walgreens or at one of the GEMA mass vaccination sites to ensure Pfizer vaccine is available or click here to review the list of counties in our district that have the Pfizer vaccine


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 return for your second dose on the date on the back of the card that was given to you at your first appointment. You will return to the same location, and at the same time as the first dose. You may also visit our website to find your second appointment date here

 
9. When will you open more clinics?
We will work on opening more appointments as vaccine becomes available.
 
10. Will you let us know when more appointments are available?
Yes, please check our website and social media frequently for updates.
 
11. How do I know if I have an appointment?
If you spoke to a person and you were given an appointment time then, yes, you have an appointment.
 
12. 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.