COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Currently the following groups are eligible for the COVID vaccine in Georgia:

  • Healthcare workers (physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, EMS personnel, environmental services, etc.)
  • Residents and staff of long-term care facilities
  • Adults aged 65+ and their caregivers
  • Law enforcement, firefighters, first responders
  • 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

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

  • Adults aged 55 and over
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Individuals aged 16 years 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 aged 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

You can pre-register for the Georgia mass vaccination sites here: 
https://myvaccinegeorgia.com/
You can pre-register for Georgia Department of Health vaccinations here:
https://gta-vras.powerappsportals.us/
This website tracks open appointments at pharmacies:
https://www.vaccinespotter.org/GA/
Pharmacies with vaccine appointments are linked from here:
https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine


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The Georgia COVID-19 Hotline is 1-844-442-2681.

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Food Assistance 

  • Find a food bank in your area here.  
  • Find food assistance programs near you here
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Resources for Service Workers 

  • Food service workers can find assistance from The Giving Kitchen here.
  • Domestic workers can access emergency assistance funds here.

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  • Access at-home learning resources from Georgia Public Broadcasting and the Georgia Department of Education here.

Small Business Resources 

  • Small businesses can apply for SBA emergency loans here.

SNAP Program

  • SNAP Benefits for all current recipients have been extended through June 2020.
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  • The Georgia Department of Labor is providing online access to unemployment services, partial claim access for employers and other reemployment services.
  • File unemployment and other claims here.
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