Find vaccine information from the Georgia Department of Public Health

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The Georgia Department of Public Health has the latest information about the COVID-19 vaccine.

The state’s COVID-19 vaccination page includes information about the COVID-19 distribution phases; a status dashboard where you can see data about the amount of vaccines allocated, shipped, and administered to Georgians; and a list of locations where appointments are available.

If you’re looking for a COVID-19 vaccination site near you, be sure to check back often as the participating vaccine site locations list will be updated frequently. Additional locations statewide will be added when providers are ready to safely administer the vaccine, and as vaccine supply allows.

Vaccine information

  • COVID-19 vaccines have passed rigorous reviews and are highly effective. ‚Äč
  • Scientists had a significant head start developing the COVID-19 vaccines. COVID-19 is very similar to other viruses, which already have vaccines.
  • Testing was thorough and successful. More than 70,000 people participated in clinical trials for the two vaccines to see if they are safe and effective. To date, the vaccines are nearly 95 percent effective in preventing COVID-19.
  • There is no COVID-19 virus in the vaccine. The vaccine imitates the infection so that our bodies create antibody defenses to fight off COVID-19.
  • Side effects are mild, temporary, and normal signs that your body is building protection. You may experience pain and swelling in the arm of the injection. Throughout the rest of your body, you may experience fever, chills, tiredness, and headaches. Read more about what to expect after getting a COVID-19 vaccine from the CDC.