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Vaccine Eligibility Expands March 15

Posted on March 12th, 2021
COVID-19 Eligibility Expands March 15

On March 10, the Georgia Department of Public Health and Governor Brian Kemp announced the state will expand its vaccine eligibility.

Beginning March 15, 2021, the following populations will be eligible for COVID vaccination in Georgia:

  • Adults 55 and older
  • Adults with disabilities
  • Individuals 16 and older with certain medical conditions that increase their risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Note: Pfizer is the only COVID vaccine currently approved for children 16 and older. Conditions include:
    • Asthma
    • Cancer
    • Cerebrovascular Disease
    • Chronic Kidney Disease
    • COPD
    • Cystic Fibrosis
    • Diabetes
    • Hypertension
    • Heart Conditions
    • Immunocompromised State
    • Liver Disease
    • Neurologic Conditions
    • Overweight and Obesity
    • Pregnancy
    • Pulmonary Fibrosis
    • Sickle Cell Disease
    • Thalassemia

The Health Department continues to vaccinate currently eligible Georgians, which include:

  • Staff in clinical settings
  • Residents and staff of long-term care facilities
  • First responders, adults 65+ and their caregivers
  • Educators and staff (Pre-K, K-12, DECAL licensed or exempt childcare programs)
  • Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their caregivers
  • Parents of children with complex medical conditions who are at high risk for COVID complications

Click here to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine or to schedule an appointment, when available.

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Expands March 15