COVID Vaccine

COVID-19

Vaccine

COVID Vaccine Information

At this time, the following are eligible to receive vaccines:

  • 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.)
  • If you are eligible to receive a vaccine, you can schedule an appointment using these steps:

FIRST DOSE APPOINTMENTS

Online

Fulton County Board of Health is in the process of changing to the new statewide Vaccine Registration and Administration Solution  (VRAS)  appointment scheduling system.

Effective 9 p.m. on February 9, the wait list for Group 1A+ appointments will close. This will allow approximately 28,000 individuals on the wait list to be served during the transition to the statewide system.

All individuals who are in need of second dose appointments will be contacted directly to schedule those appointments.

Residents over age 65 and those who do not have Internet access may call the 404-613-8150 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays for more information about the vaccine. Call volume is high at peak times. If you are not able to get through, please try again later.
 
Please do NOT report to the vaccine site without an appointment. No vaccines will be given without an appointment.


Please note that vaccine supplies are still extremely limited. 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.  

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General faq's

Why is Fulton county board of health moving to a new system?

The Georgia Department of Health (DPH) is working to have a unified user-friendly system that makes it easier for all Georgians to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination. We are hopeful that this new system will eliminate many of the frustrations residents currently experience when they are unable to schedule an appointment using our current system.

What is the new system that Fulton County Board of health will begin using?

Vaccine Registration and Administration Solution  (VRAS) is a statewide scheduling system for COVID-19 vaccines. This user-friendly system will allow residents to:

  • Access to the appointment schedule 
  • Schedule online vaccination appointments 24-hours a day when their phase opens
  • Schedule appointments through the COVID-19 Hotline during normal business hours
 

When will the transition take place?

The system is expected to launch after February 25. However, if the implementation is postponed, the current scheduling system will remain in place to ensure waitlisted Phase 1A+ are scheduled for vaccinations.

Why is it necessary to disable the waitlist?

Disabling the waitlist will afford us an opportunity to schedule the more than 28,000 Phase 1A+ on the list for their first or second appointments prior to the transitioning to VRAS. This will also include scheduling those who are on our current call center waitlist.

What can Fulton County residents expect during the transition?

Phase 1A+ residents currently on the waitlist will maintain their current position and will continue to:

  • Receive notification of appointments when your week opens
  • Have access to the scheduling system to schedule your first appointment
  • Schedule onsite second appointments 

Non-Phase 1A+ residents currently on the waitlist/updates list will continue to stay on our updates list and will receive:

  • Updates on where we are in the vaccination process
  • Tips on how to use the new scheduling system
  • Announcements when each phase opens up
  • Link to the new scheduling system to schedule appointments
 

How will those in the Phase1A+ who have not signed up by 9 p.m. on February 9  sign up for vaccination appointments?

Residents who have not signed up for the wait list by 9 p.m. on February 9 may:

  • Sign up for available appointments at a future date using VRAS
  • Utilize other Georgia vaccine providers if preferred
 

If I am not on the waiting list, how can I get updates about the COVID-19 vaccine from the Fulton County Board of Health?

  • Check our website and social media pages for scheduling announcements 
  • Call the COVID-19 Hotline after February 21 
 

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

We are currently vaccinating only those who are in Phase 1 A. This includes paid or unpaid people serving in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials. Those in this category include, but are not limited to: 

Staff in clinical settings (e.g., nurses, physicians, EMS, laboratory, environmental services, etc.)
Long-term care facilities (LTCF) staff and residents

Phase 1A also includes:
Adults 65 and older
Caregivers of those 65 and older
First Responders (fire, police, sheriff, 9-1-1 personnel, etc.)
 

Where can I get a vaccine besides the Fulton County Board of Health?

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.

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. 
 

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 the following vaccination sites at this time. Appointments are required at all sites.

CENTRAL FULTON
Mercedes Benz Stadium
9 Mangum St, Atlanta, 30303

NORTH FULTON
4700 North Point Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30005

What You Need to Know Before You Get This Vaccine  If Your Appointment is at Mercedes-Benz or North Point Parkway.

SOUTH FULTON
GEORIA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTER
2000 Convention Center Concourse, College Park, GA 30337  View location information

What You Need to Know Before You  Get This Vaccine If Your Appointment is at Georgia International Convention Center.

 

 


Does Fulton County have drive-through vaccine clinics?

Not at this time.

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?

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.

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.