How to get the coronavirus vaccine in Georgia

Beginning Monday, January 11, 2021, Georgia will allow people age 65 and older and their caregivers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Some county health departments do not have enough vaccine to begin expanding the vaccinations on January 11. They will be scheduling appointments as they receive more. You may have to check your health department’s website regularly.


Vaccine recipients should set aside about 30 minutes following each dose for observation. The Pfizer-BioNTech's dose needs to be taken three weeks apart and the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine required four weeks. Scheduling is required for both.

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Beginning the second week of February, the US Government will begin shipping about a million doses a week of COVID-19 vaccine directly to pharmacy chains across the country through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program.

This will be in addition to the 10 million or so doses being shipped to states each week.

Here in Georgia, Walmart, Sam’s Club and Kroger stores will be receiving the first doses after Feb. 8, according the CDC. Walmart (Sam’s Club) will start giving out the vaccine in Georgia through this partnership on Thursday, Feb. 11.

These links can help you check on vaccine availability and sign up for an appointment.

For Walmart stores:

For Sam’s Club stores:

To find out which Kroger stores have the vaccine, visit

Some of these chains are already offering vaccinations through a partnership with the Georgia Department of Public Health. These include Walmart, Publix, Ingles, and Kroger along with local independent pharmacies. To search for vaccine providers in your county, click on or scroll down for a list of regional health departments.

The early vaccine rollout will be small, with about a million doses going out to pharmacies each week.

So, it will still be difficult to find the vaccine and make an appointment. The supply should dramatically improve by early April.

Georgia Department of Public Health

Below are locations by county of where you can get vaccinated and whether you need an appointment. A link to more information is also included.

Cobb/Douglas Counties

  • Website: 
  • Launching vaccines for 65+, caregivers January 12 
  • According to their website, they are finalizing an online appointment system for people 65+ to register for an appointment for vaccinations.
  • Look for signups Monday, January 11. Check the site for updates.
  • You can also sign up for email notifications on vaccine availability.
  • Cobb/Douglas will be doing drive-thru vaccinations at Jim Miller Park. You must have an appointment.

Carroll County

Coweta County

  • Website:
  • Has vaccine as of January 7, will begin vaccinations (Moderna) for 65+, caregivers on January 11.
  •  January 11 and Thursday, Jan 14 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 275 Pine Road, Newnan, GA, 30263

DeKalb County

  • Website: 
  • DeKalb plans to offer vaccinations to 65+ and their caregivers at drive-thru vaccine clinics at: BrandsMart USA 5000 Motors Industrial Way, Atlanta 30360 Former Sam’s Club Parking Lot 2994 Turner Hill Road, Stonecrest 30038

Fayette County

Fulton County

  • Website: 
  • COVID-19 hotline: 404-613-8150.
  • Vaccine available to 65+, caregivers "around" January 11.
  • You do not need to have underlying health condition.
  • Around January 11, Fulton Board of Health will add a button to its website linking to a form to provide your contact info. They will contact you when appointments open. Website says appointments will go quickly, so once they open, complete your form as soon as you're notified. 


  • Website:
  • People 65+ and their caregivers can now schedule vaccine appointments. There is a button on the site to sign up.
  • The Health Department is releasing appointments only for the amount of vaccine currently in stock. If there are no appointments available, they have scheduled appointments to exhaust their supply of vaccine.
  • Additional appointments will not be released until they have received more doses of vaccine to ensure demand.

Henry County

  • Website:
  • Vaccinations (Moderna) to take place Tuesday, January 12 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Atlanta Motor Speedway 1500 Tara Place Hampton, GA 30228
  • By appointment only: call 1-800-847-4262

Lamar County

  • Website:
  • Has vaccine as of January 7
  • Vaccinations (Pfizer) to happen Wednesday, January 13 and Friday, January 15 9 am - 2 pm at Southern Rivers Energy 1367 US-341 Barnesville, GA 30204
  • By appt ONLY Call: 770-358-1483

Meriwether County 

  • Website:
  • Has limited vaccine, 300 doses, as of January 7. 
  • Vaccinations (Moderna) to take palce Tuesday, January 12 9 a.m. while supplies last at George Washington Elementary 18425 Main St Woodbury, GA 30293

Clayton County

Cherokee, Pickens, Gilmer, Fannin, Murray and Whitfield Counties

  • Website: North Georgia Health District
  • Gearing up for vaccinating 65+ and their caregivers beginning January 11.
  • The district has vaccine and is gearing up to schedule appointments.
  • Will be launching a hotline to sign up for vaccinations: 1-888-881-1474.

Forsyth, Banks, Dawson, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, White Counties 

  • Website is 
  • District 2 website says it is adjusting its online vaccine appointment scheduling tool and expanding its call center to handle the extra volume. The site says it hopes to be operational soon and will over 65+ and caregiver vaccinations by appointment only.
  • Current COVID Call Center is 1-888-426-5073.

Oconee, Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Jackson, Greene, Madison, Morgan, Elbert, Walton Counties 

  • Website: 
  • The website says it will begin vaccinating 65+ and caregivers January 11.
  • If you look under "Who can get the vaccine," you will see a link to pre-register.

Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Haralson, Paulding, Polk, Walker

Georgia Department of Public Health Contact

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