Who is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Georgia?

ATLANTA — As Georgia rolls out the COVID-19 vaccine in Georgia, it may be hard to keep track of when you may be eligible to get your first dose.

[LINK: Where to find the COVID-19 vaccine in Georgia]

Check the full list below to see if you qualify:

Healthcare workers (physicians, nurses, lab techs, EMS)

Law enforcement

Fire Personnel

First Responders

Individuals aged 55+ and their caregivers (people who help people in need of assistance with everyday tasks.)

Educators and staff (Pre-K, K-13, DECAL licensed or exempt childcare programs)

Georgians over 16 years old with serious medical conditions

  • Asthma (moderate to severe)
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Heart conditions
  • Immunocompromised state
  • Liver disease
  • Neurologic conditions (Dementia, ALS, Parkinson’s)
  • Overweight and obesity (BMI > 25; check your BMI here)
  • Pregnancy
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Thalassemia

Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their caregivers

  • Intellectual Disability is a disability characterized by significant limitations in both intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior, which covers many everyday social and practical skills. This disability originates before the age of 22.
  • A developmental disability is a physical or mental impairment that happens before the age of 22, is expected to last a lifetime, and impacts at least three activities of daily living. Activities of daily living include self-care; receptive and expressive language; learning; mobility; self-direction; capacity for independent living; and economic self-sufficiency.

Parents of children with complex medical conditions

  • Malignancies requiring active treatment
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) including organ transplant (bone marrow or solid organ) within 2 years
  • Critical congenital heart disease
  • Asthma (moderate to severe)
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity (BMI >95%)
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Significant neurologic injury or condition (e.g. hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, traumatic brain injury, congenital anomaly, acute flaccid myelitis) with functional/developmental impairment (e.g. cerebral palsy, developmental disability, prematurity, mitochondrial disease)
  • Technology dependence (e.g. BiPAP, trach)

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There are currently 10 mass vaccination sites in Georgia: Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, the Albany Georgia Forestry Site, the Delta Air Lines Museum in Hapeville, the Habersham County Fair Grounds in Clarkesville, the Macon Farmer’s Market, the Columbus Civic Center, Gulfstream Aerospace in Savannah, the LakePoint Sports Complex in Cartersville, the Mall at Waycross Shopping Center and Word of Life Church in Sandersville.

Most major pharmacies, including Kroger, CVS, Walmart, Ingles, Walgreens and Sam’s Club also are providing the vaccine as well as county health departments. See the full list of vaccination providers HERE.

People who do not qualify yet are still encouraged to register at the state-run vaccine website,, to get information on when they might be eligible.

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