The state will expand its COVID vaccine eligibility beginning March 25th for all Georgians aged 16 and older. This expansion is due to an increased COVID vaccine supply and significant progress in vaccinating Georgia seniors.
Along with strict compliance with basic prevention measures, vaccination will help Georgia stop the spread of COVID-19.
These measures are critically important as SARs-CoV-2 variants continue to circulate and increase in Georgia. Currently, there are 367 confirmed COVID cases with variants statewide; 351 cases with the UK variant, 15 with the South Africa variant, and one with the Brazil variant. These variants appear to spread more easily and quickly than other variants, leading to more cases of COVID-19.
Anyone with signs or symptoms of COVID-19 should get a test, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection. Follow your health care provider’s advice about what you should do while waiting for your test results. COVID testing helps DPH control and mitigate disease and provides valuable information about variants when positive test results are sequenced.
Important note: Pfizer is the only COVID vaccine approved for teens 16 and 17 years old. Please schedule an appointment at CVS or Walgreens or at one of the GEMA mass vaccination sites to ensure the Pfizer vaccine is available.
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