Vaccine Information

DPH Vaccine Distribution Graphic - Feb. 25, 2021

Currently the following groups are eligible for 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

Beginning March 8, 2021, the following groups will also be eligible for COVID vaccine:

  • 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

Vaccine supply is very limited. Depending on vaccine supply allocations from the federal government, it may be weeks before additional providers will have vaccine available for quicker and more widespread distribution.

For information on additional priority levels, visit the Northeast Health District's COVID-19 Vaccine webpage or the Georgia Department of Public Health's COVID-19 Vaccine webpage.

In Athens-Clarke County, vaccines are being administered by both the GA Department of Public Health's Northeast Health District and private providers.

Public health departments are scheduling vaccines by appointment only.

There are two ways to make an appointment at a Northeast Health District clinic:

1. Visit the Northeast Health District vaccination website (https://bit.ly/NEHDCOVIDVaccine) and fill out a registration form (direct link to form)

  • After you have submitted the registration form, the Northeast Health District will contact you to make an appointment if you are a member of one of the eligible priority groups.
  • Information on which groups are eligible can also be found at the link above.
  • There may be several days between when you submit the form and when you are contacted

2. Call the Northeast Health District vaccine scheduling hotline at 706-340-0996

  • Assistance available Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM  & Saturday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Spanish assistance is available Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 
  • Please be aware that due to high call volumes, hold times may be long.

You cannot make an appointment by calling or visiting a health department in the Northeast Health District. 

Private providers who are administering vaccines will handle their own scheduling. However, all providers must follow the tiered distribution model. 

Information on COVID-19 Vaccination Administration and Distribution

The Georgia Vaccine Task Force has been responsible for the development and implementation of the Georgia Vaccine Plan (PDF).  

The Georgia Vaccine Task Force is comprised of:

  •  Office of the Governor
  •  Office of the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner
  • Department of Public Health (DPH)
  • Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency

The Georgia Vaccine plan provides a detailed overview of all aspects of the vaccine implementation strategy. Pages 57 – 63 include frequently asked questions as they relate to the plan. 

Vaccine Dashboard

This dashboard tracks the number of providers enrolled to administer the vaccines, the state’s allocation for the vaccines, the number of vaccines shipped, and the number of vaccines administered. (If dashboard doesn't display correctly, visit https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine.)