ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Public Health has launched a COVID-19 vaccine location tool on its website.
The tool allows users to search by county for vaccine providers in their communities.
The tool does not help users schedule vaccines. Both county health departments and private providers are included in the tool.
“Additional locations statewide will be added when providers are ready to safely administer vaccine, and as vaccine supply allows,” officials said.
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Every health department in the state and most private providers require an appointment for vaccine administration. Because supply is limited, providers may not have appointments available immediately.
Starting today, Georgia is opening up vaccine availability to adults ages 65 and older and their caregivers, law enforcement officers, firefighters, 911 dispatchers and first responders. The vaccine has already been made available for healthcare workers and residents and staff of long-term care facilities.
Georgia has begun phase 1A+ of vaccine administration. That phase includes: healthcare workers (physicians, nurses, EMS personnel, laboratory technicians, environmental services, etc.); residents and staff of long-term care facilities; adults aged 65+ and their caregivers, as applicable; and law enforcement, firefighters, 9-1-1 dispatchers and first responders.
Supply should better meet demand as production of both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines ramps up in the next few weeks.
“Until that time, providers and the public are urged to be patient as we work together to get vaccine distributed in the most efficient and equitable way possible,” officials said.
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