The Georgia Department of Public Health is the office responsible for administering COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccine supply is very limited. Public health departments are scheduling vaccines by appointment only, as are most other providers. 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.
Georgia residents who are currently sick, shut-in or homebound due to an ongoing physical or mental disability and are unable to travel to a COVID-19 vaccination site can request to receive vaccination at their home.
Please email HVS@dph.ga.gov or call (888) 572-0112 with the following information for the person who requires at-home vaccination: Name; Date of birth; Address; City; County; Contact phone number.
The Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Health Departments take a look at the most common myths about the vaccine to help ease the mind of those looking to become or have become vaccinated from COVID-19.
Below are some myths and the facts about them:
"I've been vaccinated, so I can stop social distancing and wearing a mask."
It's important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic as we learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions. The GNR Health Department does not yet kno0w whether getting a COVID-19 vaccine will prevent you form spreading the virus that causes COVID-10 to other people.
"I've already had COVID-19, so I don't need to be vaccinated."
Given the uncertainty about how long immunity lasts, it is important to still get the vaccine when it is available to you. you should get vaccinated even if you've had COVID-19.
"The genetic material in the vaccine will affect my DNA."
COVID-19 mRNA vaccines do not change or interact with your DNA in any way..
"The vaccine could give me COVID-19"
The COVID-19 vaccine is not a live vaccine and can not give you the virus.
"The COVID-19 variants are not covered by the vaccine."
So far, studies suggest that antibodies generated through vaccination with currently authorized vaccines recognize these variants. This is being closely investigated and more studies are underway.