COVID Vaccine

COVID-19

Vaccine

COVID Vaccine Information

In December 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved two COVID-19 Vaccines. These vaccines have been proven to be safe and effective in preventing COVID-19. Getting vaccinated is an important way you can protect yourself, your family and your community from COVID-19. 

The Fulton County Board of Health is an enrolled COVID-19 vaccine provider and offers the vaccine at no cost.  

Quantities of the vaccine are still limited. To make sure the vaccine is distributed fairly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Georgia Department of Public Health have established priority groups based on risk of exposure and the potential health impact of COVID-19.   Only people in the approved priority group can receive the vaccine at this time. 

 

Vaccine pyramid

At this time, only people in Group 1A are eligible to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine in Georgia. This includes:

  • Paid or unpaid people serving in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials, including but not limited to Staff in clinical settings (e.g. nurses, physicians, EMS, laboratory, environmental services, etc.)
  • Long-term care facilities staff and residents
  • Adults 65 + and their caregivers
  • First Responders (fire, police, sheriff, 9-1-1 personnel, etc.)

VIEW THE COVID-19 VACCINE REQUEST SIGN UP FOR PHASE 1A ONLY. 

Please note that all appointments are booked at this time. We will post updates when additional appointment times are available.

Residents 65+ who need assistance scheduling an appointment may call the Fulton County Board of Health COVID-19 Hotline at 404-613-8150 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays. Call volume is very high at this time. If you are not able to get through, please try again later. Thank you for your patience.

In coming months, when greater quantities of the vaccine become available, it will be available to more people. In time, everyone who wants to the vaccine will be able to get it. 

View the COVID-19 Fact Sheet

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General faq's

Who can get the COVID-19 vaccine at this time?

The CDC has identified priority groups based on risk of contracting COVID-19 and risk of serious health effects of the virus. We are currently in Phase 1A. 

People eligible to be vaccinated during Phase 1A include healthcare workers, first responders, people over age 65 and their caregivers.

The next group eligible to be vaccinated will be Phase IB.  A time estimate for this group will be shared when available. 
 

Can I get a COVID-19 Vaccine from the Fulton County Board of Health without an appointment?

No. Everyone must make an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine from the Fulton County Board of Health.  

Because quantities of the vaccine are limited at this time, appointments help ensure that sufficient quantities of vaccine are available at each location. 
 

I am having trouble making an appointment. Why?

At this time the demand for the vaccine is very high and vaccine appointments are limited each week. Appointments are likely to fill up for the week at the beginning of each week.  New appointments will open up for each week. Updates will be posted on this page. 

Can I get the vaccine from Fulton County Board of Health if I do not live in Fulton County?

The Fulton County Board of Health is currently offering the vaccine to residents who live or work in Fulton County and meet current criteria.

Where is the Vaccine offered? Can I choose where I get the vaccine?

Fulton County has three vaccination sites open at this time. When you sign up to get an appointment, you will see one or more of these sites that have available appointments. 

If the site closest to you does not have available appointments, you can either wait for a future appointment or choose another site. If no appointments are available, please check back in a few days. Appointments are required at all sites.

SOUTH FULTON
Aviation Cultural Community Center
3900 Aviation Circle NW, Atlanta , GA 30336

CENTRAL FULTON
Mercedes Benz Stadium
1 AMB Dr NW, Atlanta , GA 30313

NORTH FULTON
4700 North Point Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30005

How can I get notified about available vaccine appointments?

I got my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from the Fulton County Board of Health. how do i schedule my second appointment?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you schedule your second shot 3 weeks after your first Pfizer dose, or 1 month after your first Moderna dose. You can receive your second shot anytime after the recommended date and it will not affect the success of the vaccine.

FCBOH will have details on how to schedule your second dose the week of January 18 for those who were vaccinated between December 26 and December 28.


Does Fulton County have drive-through vaccine clinics?

Not at this time.

Is Fulton County Board of Health the only vaccine provider in Fulton County?

No. In addition to Fulton County, private pharmacies and health providers also offer the COVID-19 vaccine. Go to https://dph.georgia.gov/locations/covid-vaccination-site for a list of vaccine providers.

Is there a charge to receive the COVID-19 vaccine from Fulton County?

No. The vaccine is offered at no charge at this time.

Where can I call if I have general questions about the vaccine?

The Fulton County Board of Health COVID-19 hotline is 404-613-8150.  Hours are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays.  

The Georgia Department of Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline is (888) 357-0169.
 

How can I volunteer to assist with the COVID-19 vaccine program?

Licensed medical volunteers including doctors, nurses, pharmacists and advanced EMS personnel (EMT Intermediate and above) may be used to administer vaccination. Nonmedical volunteers may be used in administrative roles such as registering individuals for vaccination, data input, language interpretation, other administrative areas as needed, and providing guidance and assistance at vaccination administration sites. 

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please sign up through the Georgia Serves program. (https://www.servga.gov/ )
 

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65-years-old and older faq's

When will the vaccine be available to everyone 65 and older?

Signing up for the COVID-19 Vaccine can be made here.
DO NOT show up at the vaccination site without an appointment as you will not be seen. We apologize for this, but we only vaccinate a certain number of people each day,
You do not have to have an underlying health condition to receive the vaccine. However, if you have any underlying health conditions we ask that you seek medical advice from your doctor prior to registering for the vaccine.

How can I sign up for Vaccine?

The form is available here. Call our COVID-19 Hotline at (404) 613-8150 from 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. weekdays if you would like assistance completing the form.
 

What if I want to get vaccinated sooner?

If you find that you cannot get vaccinated as soon as you would like, we suggest that you ask your healthcare provider whether they have applied and been approved as a COVID-19 vaccine provider as many will soon be able to provide vaccinations to their patients.

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News & Info

News
18 - Dec

COVID-19 Vaccine in Fulton County

Fulton Board of Health Director Dr. Lynn Paxton and Epidemiology Director Dr. David Holland lead by example by getting the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the County.
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12 - Jan

Happening in Fulton: Commissioners Get COVID-19 Vaccine

Fulton County Commissioners 65 and over get the COVID-19 vaccine offered by the Fulton County Board of Health.
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