Step 1: Confirm you are eligible
The Georgia Department of Public Health has announced that eligible groups include:
- Healthcare workers (physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, EMS personnel, environmental services, etc.)
- Residents and staff of long-term care facilities
- Adults aged 65 and older plus one caregiver
- Law enforcement, firefighters, first responders
- Workforce in licensed or exempt childcare programs, Pre-K, and K-12 education
- Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their caregivers; and
- Parents of children with complex medical conditions.
Beginning March 15, Georgians who are 55 and older and Georgians who have serious health conditions will be eligible.
Serious health conditions include: Asthma (moderate to severe), Cancer, Cerebrovascular Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, Hypertension, Heart conditions, Immunocompromised state, Liver disease, Neurologic conditions (Dementia, ALS, Parkinson’s), Overweight and obesity (BMI > 25 kg. Check your BMI here), Pulmonary Fibrosis, Sickle Cell Disease, Thalassemia
Step 2: Register for your appointment online
To receive a vaccine from SGMC, you must register online for an appointment at one of our three sites. Please enter as much information as possible during your registration to expedite your vaccination process. Also, please download, print, complete and bring this form with you to your appointment.
If there are multiple people, please register each person individually.
Do not use the link below to schedule your second dose. Once you receive your first dose a different link will be provided to you to schedule your second vaccination.
Step 3: Report to your vaccination site
Be sure to wear a shirt that gives access to your upper arm – and don’t forget to wear your mask.
Step 4: Get your second dose
You must receive a second dose within 21 to 28 days after the first dose for the vaccine to be effective. Without the follow-up booster, the first dose is not effective and is essentially a wasted vaccine. You will be able to schedule your second dose appointment via your MyChart account after you receive your first.
Don’t forget to sign up for the CDC’s V-safe program to track side effects.