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COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ




Phone
311 | Vaccine Transportation
(404) 463-0810 | COVID-19 Immunization Card Replacement
(678) 679-0250 | TEXT "VAX" - COVID-19 Appointment availability
(404) 613-7295 | Hotline - COVID-19 Test Results
(888) 677-1199 | Hotline - COVID-19 Vaccinations for People with disabilities
SERVICE PHONES:
(888) 357-0169 | Hotline - COVID-19 Vaccine Information
(888) 457-0186 | Health Dept Vaccine Scheduling Resource Line

SERVICE HOURS:Vaccine scheduling resource line: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm MON - FRI, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm SAT - SUN

INTAKE PROCEDURE:Internet




DESCRIPTION:Below is a list of general FAQs regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. The information is based on currently available evidende, resources, information, emergency use authorization and expert opinion and is subject to change.

ELIGIBILITY:anyone interested in knowing more about the COVID-19 vaccine before getting vaccinated

DOCUMENTS:No documents required

FEES:none

LOCATIONS:Who should get vaccinated against COVID-19?
The goal is to get everyone vaccinated as soon as the vaccine becomes available

Who is eligible for the COVID vaccine in Georgia?
Eligibility is open for everyone 6 years of age and older.

Where can I get the COVID vaccine?
Vaccines are available at health departments throughtout the state, hospitals, private physicians, retail pharmacies (CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Kroger, Publix independent pharmacies) and mass vaccination sites in GA

What vaccines are available now?
Pfizer, Moderna & Johnson Johnson

What are the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?
Some of the commonly known side effects are short-term injection site pain, fever, chills, headaches, muscle aches and join pain. The symptons are temporary and are similiar to the ones experienced by other vaccines including the flu shot and the shingles vaccine

Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?
No. The vaccine does not contain the live virus that causes COVID-19

If I am pregnant, can or should I get the COVID vaccine?
Yes. There is no evidence that antibodies formed from the COVID-19 vaccine cause any problems with pregnancy, including the development of the placenta. People who are trying to become pregnant now or who plan to try in the future may receive the COVID-19 vaccine also.

How many doses of vaccine will I need?
Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses. The Pfizer vaccine is administered three weeks apart. The Moderna vaccine is administered 28 days apart. Both doses are needed to get the most protection the vaccines have to offer. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a single dose vaccine. All three COVID vacciness are currently available and administered intramuscularly (into the muscle, just like a flu shot). The booster shot should be received at least 6 months after receiving the 2nd dose.

What if I cannot get my second dose within the recommended time frame?
According to the CDC, the second dose can be administered up to 42 days, or six weeks, after the initial dose

How effective is the COVID-19 vaccine?
The Pfizer vaccine has showed a 95% efficacy rate 7 days after the second dose. The Moderna vaccine showed a 94% efficacy rate 14 days after the second dose. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine was 72% effective in the US and 66% effective overall at preventing moderate-to-severe COVID-19 symtons. The vaccine also offered "complete protection" against COVID related hospitalization and death at day 28.

How long does protection for a COVID-19 vaccine last?
There is still no known length of protection for those who are vaccinated. However, it is recommended that people get the booster shoot 5 to 6 months after receiving the 2nd dose.

If I had COVD-19 and recovered, do I still need to be vaccinated?
Yes. Everyone should be vaccinated regardless of whether they already had COVID-19.

Do I still need to wear a mask and avoid close contact with others once I have been vaccinated?
Yes. It helps protect yourself and others.

Is the COVID-19 vaccine free?
Yes. Providers may be able to charge administration fees for giving the shot, but they will be billed to insurance with no out-pocket cost to the patient.

Is the vaccine safe?
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) reviews and verifies the information from test done to the different vaccines. After it receives approval for distribution, the FDA and CDC continue to monitor closely after the public begins to use the vaccine.

Is the Johnson & Johnson vaccine safe? I heard it causes blood clots
Some adult woment younger than 50 years old have reported having developed blood clots; however; the number has been very low and the review of the data shows that the potential benefits outweigh its known and potential risk.

Do I have to make an appoinment to get vaccinated?
Some facilities will require you to make an appointment, while others will allow anyone to walk-in

How can I make an appoinment to get the COVID-19 vaccine?
You can use two different websites to search for sites offering the COVID-19 vaccine
https://www.vaccines.gov/ and https://gta-vras.powerappsportals.us/en-US/
You can also call the Health Dept. Vaccine Scheduling Resouce Line 888-457-0186

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  • Vaccine Information for COVID-19

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