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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 Vaccine Scheduling

Updated October 18, 2021

Georgia is currently vaccinating everyone 12 and over.

Note: Pfizer is the only COVID vaccine currently approved for children aged 12 through 17.


Booster doses recommended for some individuals who received Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine primary series.

NOTE: Booster shots are available to people who received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines only. Booster shots for individuals who received Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine have not yet been authorized.

On September 23, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended certain populations receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine at least six months after the completion of their Pfizer vaccine primary series. In addition, the CDC Director recommended a booster dose for those in high risk occupational and institutional settings.

The recommendations for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are:

  • people 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series;
  • people aged 50-64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series;
  • people aged 18-49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks; and
  • people aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.

Only the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has been authorized as a booster dose, and the above recommendations will only apply to individuals who received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for their primary series.


Third dose is available for moderately or severely immunocompromised individuals.

The CDC recommends that moderately or severely immunocompromised individuals receive a third dose of mRNA vaccine 28 days after the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. This includes people who have:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response

This recommendation only applies to mRNA vaccines, and does not include immunocompromised people who received the J&J/Janssen vaccine.

Appointments are recommended; however, walk-in services are also available. Patients do not need to bring proof of meeting the criteria for the third dose. Individuals will need to sign an attestation form indicating they are moderately or severely immunocompromised.

For more information on the decision to recommend a third dose of mRNA vaccine to moderately or severely immunocompromised individuals, please visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/immuno.html.

 


Click here to schedule a COVID-19 Vaccination appointment for the first dose.

Click here to schedule.


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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Where to go

The Health Department provides vaccine by appointment or walk-up at some health centers and at various locations throughout our counties.

COVID-19 vaccine is available at these locations on these days:

October 19, 2021
3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Central Gwinnett High School, 564 W Crogan Street, Lawrenceville, GA 30046

October 20, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Oaks at Ashton Hill, 10050 Eagle Drive, Covington, GA 30014

October 21, 2021
3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Discovery High School – Auxiliary Gym, 1335 Old Norcross Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Mobile Unit Vaccine Locations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weather permitting, the Health Department provides vaccines at our mobile unit which will be at various locations throughout our counties.

October 18, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Harmony Grove, 119 Harmony Grove Road, Lilburn, GA 30047

October 19, 2021
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Lilburn Activity Building, 788 Hillcrest Road NW, Lilburn, GA 30047

October 20, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Bay Creek Park, 175 Ozora Road, Loganville, GA 30052

October 21, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Harbins Park, 2995 Luke Edwards Road, Dacula, GA 30019

October 21, 2021
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Freeman’s Mill Park, 1401 Alcovy Road SE, Lawrenceville, GA 30045

October 22, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Holcomb Bridge Park, 4300 Holcomb Bridge Road, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

October 22, 2021
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Simpsonwood Park, 4511 Jones Bridge Circle, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

Ongoing vaccine locations

Monday-Saturday
Normal Hours:
By appointment 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Walk-in 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. for lunch

Gwinnett Place Mall — Former Sears – 2100 Pleasant Hill Rd, Duluth, GA 30096

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

Newton Health Center

Rockdale Health Center

**Please stay in your vehicle until 10 minutes before your appointment time.

CORE vaccine sites:

We have also partnered with CORE, which will have vaccine sites across our communities. Please check their website for locations, which accept walk-ups!

Mobile Vaccination

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

How to make an appointment

Appointments are recommended and available for scheduling online or by calling 888-457-0186. We also have availability for walk-in services with no appointment needed at all locations.

If you have an appointment, we will still serve you at your scheduled time.

If you have questions or need assistance scheduling an appointment, please call the Georgia Department of Public Health Vaccine Scheduling Resource Line 888-457-0186.

If you missed your second dose appointment, you must call 1-888-457-0186 to reschedule.

Rescheduling an appointment

We highly encourage individuals to make every effort possible to attend their vaccine appointment due to the limited supply of vaccine currently available. The Health Department does not reschedule missed appointments or appointments that are set at an inconvenient time. Individuals who missed an appointment or want to reschedule will need to try to make another appointment.

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 to 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 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.

Second-dose appointments

Second-dose appointments are made during the first-appointment visit at vaccine sites provided by the Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Health Department.

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 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.

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.