Last Day for Vaccines at Sears Site

Saturday, July 16, 2022, will be the final day the vaccination site at Sears – Former Gwinnett Place Mall will operate.

For Providers: Monoclonal Antibody Ordering Process

Providers of monoclonal antibody (mAb) should refer to the Georgia Department of Public Health guidance for instructions on how to place orders.

See Georgia Department of Public Health’s monoclonal antibody ordering process for providers.

COVID-19 Vaccine

Updated July 22, 2022

On this page:

  • Updates
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series
  • Booster Shots
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Hours and Locations

Latest Updates:

On June 24, 2022, CDC updated the COVID-19 vaccination guidance to recommend that Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine be used as an option for children ages 6 through 17 years, in addition to its already recommended use in children 6 months through 5 years and adults 18 years and older.

For more information on this CDC update, visit https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/s0623-moderna-children.html


COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series

CDC recommends COVID-19 primary series vaccines for everyone ages 6 months and older, and COVID-19 boosters for everyone ages 5 years and older, if eligible.

Adults ages 18 years and older

  • Pfizer-BioNTech Primary Series
    • 2 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech given 3-8 weeks apart
  • Moderna Primary Series
    • 2 doses of Moderna give 4-8 weeks apart
  • Johnson & Johnson/Janssen Primary Series
    • 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen

 

Children and teens ages 12-17 years

  • Pfizer-BioNTech Primary Series
    • 2 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech given 3-8 weeks apart
  • Moderna Primary Series
    • 2 doses of Moderna give 4-8 weeks apart

 

Children ages 11 years and under

  • Pfizer-BioNTech Primary Series
    • 5-11 years
      • 2 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech given 3-8 weeks apart
    • 6 months-4 years
      • 2 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech
        • 2nd dose is given 3-8 weeks after 1st dose
        • 3rd dose is given at least 8 weeks after 2nd dose
  • Moderna Primary Series
    • 6-11 years
      • 2 doses of Moderna given 4-8 weeks apart
    • 6 months-5 years
      • 2 doses of Moderna given 4-8 weeks apart

Booster Shots

If you received Pfizer-BioNTech,

  • Adults ages 18 years and older
    • Boosters:
      • 1 booster, preferably of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
        • For most people at least 5 months after the final dose in the primary series
      • 2nd booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
        • For adults ages 50 years and older at least 4 months after the 1st booster
  • Children and teens ages 12-17 years
    • Boosters:
      • 1 booster of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is recommended at least 5 months after the final dose in the primary series
  • Children ages 5-11 years
    • Boosters:
      • 1 booster of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is recommended at least 5 months after the final dose in the primary series
  • Children ages 6 months to 4 years
    • Boosters:
      • A booster is not recommended for this age group at this time

 

If you received Moderna,

  • Adults ages 18 years and older
    • Boosters:
      • 1 booster, preferably of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
        • For most people at least 5 months after the final dose in the primary series
      • 2nd booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
        • For adults ages 50 years and older at least 4 months after the 1st booster
  • Children and teens ages 12-17 years
    • Boosters:
      • A booster is not recommended at this time for any children or teens who have completed the Moderna COVID-19 primary series
  • Children ages 6-11 years
    • Boosters:
      • A booster is not recommended at this time for any children who have completed the Moderna COVID-18 primary series
  • Children ages 6 months to 5 years
    • Boosters:
      • A booster is not recommended at this time for any children who have completed the Moderna COVID-18 primary series

 

If you received Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen,

  • Adults ages 18 years and older
    • Boosters:
      • 1 booster, preferably of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
        • For most people at least 2 months after a J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine
      • 2nd booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
        • For adults ages 50 years and older at least 4 months after the 1st booster

 

For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date.html


Homebound COVID-19 Vaccinations 

Georgia residents who are currently homebound due to an ongoing physical or mental disability and are unable to travel to a COVID-19 vaccination site can request to receive vaccination at their home. Please email HVS@dph.ga.gov with the following information for the person who requires at home vaccination:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Address
  • City
  • County
  • Contact phone number

 

Your contact phone number will be used to obtain additional information and schedule the vaccination.


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Ongoing vaccine locations

Monday-Friday
Walk-in 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Lawrenceville Health Center

Norcross Health Center

Newton Health Center

Rockdale Health Center

Mobile Vaccination

If you’re interested in setting up a mobile vaccination site at your business, community center, or other location, please contact us!

What to bring

  • Insurance card, if applicable. If you do not have insurance, there is still no cost to you. You will not be turned away.
  • Identification, if applicable. If you do not have an ID, you will not be turned away.
  • Appointment confirmation
  • Someone to assist you, if needed
  • Personal mobility devices such as wheelchairs, canes, etc., if needed
  • If you are pregnant, please bring a note from your OB to your appointment

Prepare for your visit

What to wear
Vaccinations are given in the upper arm. Wear loose, comfortable clothing that will allow access to your upper arm while maintaining a reasonable amount of modesty.

Masks, consistent with CDC guidance, are required throughout the vaccination site. 

  • Most homemade and store-bought masks are appropriate and provide a level of protection for both the wearer and those around them. This includes the gaiter style face coverings which are sufficient if they are made of two layers.
  • Face shields alone do not meet these requirements; it is acceptable to wear a shield in addition to a face covering.
  • Face coverings with a vent or exhaust valve do not meet this requirement.

Medications
Take your medications as prescribed by your physician.

Food and Drink
You do not need to limit food or water prior to receiving your vaccine.

What to expect

  • When you arrive at the vaccination site, we request that you remain in your vehicle until 10 minutes before your appointment time. Individuals seeking vaccine as a walk-in should proceed to the entrance.
  • Please have your insurance card and identification ready, if applicable, at check-in. There is no charge for vaccine. Insurance will be filed, if available. This will not result in a charge to you.
  • Your second dose appointment will be made at check-in.
  • Prior to receiving your vaccine, please let someone know if you need to use the restroom. After receiving the vaccine, you will not be able to leave the observation area for any reason for 15-30 minutes.
  • When your observation period is complete, visit the check-out area before you leave.

CDC Vaccination Cards

CDC vaccination cards are free.

If you are scheduled to receive your second dose of vaccine at one of our COVID-19 vaccination sites, you will receive a CDC vaccination card at your second dose appointment.

If you received both doses of vaccine but did not receive a CDC vaccination card, you can receive one by visiting one of our health centers currently providing non-COVID immunizations. All our health centers, except Buford, can assist you with obtaining a card. You’ll need to bring proof of the COVID-19 vaccination you received at both vaccine appointments. If you lost this documentation, our health centers can provide a copy of your immunization record.

Immunization Records Request

If you would like to receive a copy of your immunization record, you should contact one of the following:

For individuals who were vaccinated at GEMA/HS mass vaccination sites*

If you received your vaccines at a Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) mass vaccination site* and need information about your vaccine, please email vaccinehelpga@sharecare.com the following information:

  1. First and last name
  2. Date of birth
  3. Address
  4. Email used to register for an appointment
  5. Date of vaccination
  6. Mass vaccination location*

If you do not have an email, please call 847-436-6248 with your information.

*GEMA/HS run mass vaccination locations included Delta Air Lines Museum, LakePoint Sports Complex, Habersham County Fairgrounds, Macon Farmers Market, Sandersville Word of Life Church, Columbus Civic Center, Gulfstream Aerospace, and Waycross Mall.

Last Day for Vaccines at Sears Site

Saturday, July 16, 2022, will be the final day the vaccination site at Sears – Former Gwinnett Place Mall will operate.

For Providers: Monoclonal Antibody Ordering Process

Providers of monoclonal antibody (mAb) should refer to the Georgia Department of Public Health guidance for instructions on how to place orders.

See Georgia Department of Public Health’s monoclonal antibody ordering process for providers.