What You Should You Know About COVID-19 Vaccines

By Alex

Author: Alex Delaney

As of January 11, 2021, Georgia has 1,481 providers enrolled in vaccine distribution and plans to add more as quickly as possible. Georgia has administered 183,870 vaccines to date and has an allocation of 353,925 Pfizer vaccines and 360,000 Moderna vaccines to date.  Our state is working hard to provide access to vaccinations as well as information about the process.  They urge patience as information changes quickly. 

Georgia is currently working to vaccine those who fall into the 1A+ designation. This includes:

  • healthcare workers
  • long-term care staff and residents
  • law enforcement personnel
  • those age 65 and older, along with their care providers. 

The next group for vaccination should be 1B which includes non-medical essential workers. But the Georgia Health Dept website states that the next group will be what is currently designated as 1C. This group includes everyone 16 and over with any medical conditions that might increase risk. This plan is subject to change. We will be monitoring this situation and providing updates with any changes.

The Georgia Department of Public Health is launching its own “Covid Vaccine Locator” that will allow you to find where vaccines are being administered in your area.  Most Georgia counties are administering vaccines via the county health department by appointment only. Some counties have other agencies also offering vaccines.  For up to date vaccine locations and instructions, go to: https://dph.georgia.gov/locations/covid-vaccination-site.

Please note:   Many people are anxious to set up an appointment. Because of the limited availability, the local appointment websites are often crashing or are impossible to log into. Be patient and keep trying. Going directly to the vaccine locations will not help you set up an appointment. You must do so on-line, or follow the instructions posted on-line for each site.

Below is a list of current metro area agencies that are providing vaccines for the 1A+ designated population.

Bartow County: 

West End Pharmacy, 824 West Ave, Cartersville 30120. Covid Vaccine Line:  770-606-0697.  

Cherokee County:

Woodstock. Covid Vaccine Line: 888-881-1474, 7545 N Main St., Woodstock, GA 30188

Coweta County: 

Coweta County Health Dept., 70 Hospital Rd., Newnan, GA 30263. To receive updated information on vaccinations go to: https://www.district4health.org/services/community-health/covid-19/.

Clayton County: 

Clayton County Health Dept Covid Vaccine Line: 678-479-2223, Forest Park Rec, 804 Main St., Forest Park, GA 30297 and 1087 Battle Creek Rd, Jonesboro, GA 30236. To schedule an appointment go to: https://dph.georgia.gov/locations/clayton-county-health-department-forest-park-rec-covid-vaccine.

Cobb County: 

East Marietta Drugs Due West, 3880 Due West Rd., Marietta 30064. Covid Vaccine Line: 770-456-5895. contact@duewestpharmacy.com.

Kennestone Family Practice, 72 Plaza Way, Marietta, 30060. Covid Vaccine Line: 770-795-8060.

Urban Family Practice, 2520 Windy Hill Rd, Ste 301, Marietta 30067. Covid Vaccine Line:  770-952-1032. 

Cobb & Douglas Counties: 

Cobb and Douglas Public Health, Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Calloway Rd SW, Marietta, GA 30008. For appointments: http://www.cdphcovidvaccineappointments.com/

DeKalb County: 

DeKalb County Board of Health Site 1: 2994 Turner Hill Rd, Stonecrest, GA 30038. Call 404-294-3700 if you do not have internet access, or need special assistance. To schedule an appointment, go to: https://dph.georgia.gov/locations/dekalb-county-board-health-covid-vaccine-site-1. 

Site 2: Brandsmart USA 5000 Motors Industrial Way, Atlanta 30360. To schedule an appointment, go to: https://dph.georgia.gov/locations/dekalb-county-board-health-covid-vaccine-site-2.

Ethne Health, 4122 E Ponce De Leon Ave, Ste 5, Clarkston, 30021. EthneHealthCOVID@gmail.com.

Douglas County: 

Premier Care Family Practice, 403 Permian Way, Villa Rica 30180. Covid Vaccine Line: 770-771-5235. 

Forsyth County: 

Commonwealth Primary Care, 1614 Peachtree Pkwy, Ste 200, Cumming, GA 30041. Covid vaccine line: 678-455-2295.

Health Department, 428 Canton Rd., Cumming, GA 30040. Covid Vaccine Lines: Primary: 888-426-5073, Secondary: 770-531-5692.

Hope Family Medicine, 7360 McGinnis Ferry Rd, Johns Creek, 30024. Covid Vaccine Line: Primary: 770-476-3734. Secondary: 770-476-3735.

Fulton County:

Roswell:  Clinica Union II, 861 Holcomb Bridge Rd., Suite 200, Roswell, GA 30076. Covid Vaccine Line: 770-992-4455. Email: roswellcovid@unionhcn.com

Family Practice Center P.C., 993 Johnson Ferry Rd NE, Ste 210, Bldg F, Atlanta 30342. Covid Vaccine Line: 404-256-1727. Has not currently received any vaccines.

Gwinnett Clinic, 10600 Medlock Bridge Rd., Johns Creek, 30097. For existing patients only, current patient within the last three years.

Fulton County Board of Health, Covid Vaccine Line: 404-613-8150. https://fultoncountyga.gov/covidvaccine 

  • Site 1: Wolf Creek Amphitheater, 3025 Merk Rd SW, Atlanta 30349. 
  • Site 2: Mercedes Benz Stadium, 1 AMB Dr NW, Atlanta 30313. 
  • Site 3: 4700 North Point Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30005.
  • Site 4: Aviation Community Cultural Center, 3900 Aviation Cir NW, Atlanta 30336.

Gwinnett County: 

Lawrenceville Health Center, 455 Grayson Hwy, Lawrenceville, 30046. https://www.gnrhealth.com/covid-vaccine-scheduling/.

Managed Health Solutions, 3070 A Business Park Dr., Norcross 30071. Email for appointment at: immunizations@rxmhs.com.

Norcross Health Center, 5030 Georgia Belle Ct, Norcross 30093. To schedule: https://www.gnrhealth.com/covid-vaccine-scheduling/.

Suburban Medical Center, 4989 Peachtree Pkwy, Peachtree Corners, 30092. 770-582-1300.

Sugarloaf Medical P.C., 1300 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Ste 4203, Suwanee 30024. Covid Vaccine Line:  770-741-0451. covidvaccine@sugarloafmedical.com.

Henry County: 

Health Dept., 35 Henry Pkwy, McDonough 30253, district4health.org/services/community-health/covid-19.

Paulding County: 

Health Dept. 451 Jimmy Campbell Pkwy, Dallas 30132. Covid Vaccine line: 770-443-7881. To schedule: https://nwgapublichealth.org/.

There has been some talk of vaccine side effects. These are mainly attributed to those with a history of allergic reactions. If you have concerns about possible side effects, make sure to discuss your concerns with your primary care physician. To help improve access to healthcare for those suffering from side effects, you can find safety monitoring through the smartphone app VSAFE which provides personalized health check-ins and reporting of any side effects.

We will continue providing information as it becomes available. Please check back for updates at compassrent.com.  Stay healthy and safe.

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