ATLANTA — With most people in Georgia eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, finding and scheduling appointments to get the shots will become even more important. Gov. Brian Kemp expanded vaccine eligibility to everyone 16 years and older, regardless of risk factors, effective March 25.
There are several different types of places people can get the vaccines - from local health departments, doctor’s offices and pharmacies to state and federal-run mass vaccination sites. Because of that, there are several ways to find appointments for the vaccinations.
It’s important to remember that vaccines become available to different locations in various quantities at different times, so while one location may not have appointments, other locations may. So, the guidance is to check around.
Since eligibility expands on Thursday, the governor's office said the Georgia Department of Public Health's website will be updated at midnight. Georgians can either preregister to be notified about eligibility or wait until the slots open at midnight to book an appointment.
Below is a guide to making vaccine appointments in Georgia.
Georgia Mass Vaccination sites
Appointments are required to get a vaccine at the eight state-run vaccination sites. You can register for a vaccination at MyVaccineGeorgia.com. Georgians interested in getting the shots can also call the phone number listed for the individual sites.
The sites are:
Delta Air Lines Museum
1220 Woolman Place SW, Hapeville, GA 30354
Phone: 844-275-5425 TTY: 844-275-8944
LakePoint Sports Complex
261 Stars Way, Emerson, GA 30121
Phone: 844-275-8966 TTY: 844-277-1404
Habersham County Fairgrounds
4235 Toccoa Hwy, Clarkesville, GA 30523
Phone: 844-275-5388 TTY: 844-275-8938
Macon Farmers Market
2055 Eisenhower Pkwy, Macon, GA 31206
Phone: 844-274-9841 TTY: 844-275-8208
Sandersville Word of Life Church
1214 S. Harris Street, Sandersville, GA 31082
Phone: 844-276-0928 TTY: 844-277-1679
Columbus Civic Center
1 Lumpkin Blvd, Columbus, GA 31901
Phone: 844-276-1131 TTY: 844-277-2803
2 Innovation Drive, Savannah, GA 31408 (Via I-95 exit 104)
Phone: 844-276-2906 TTY: 844-277-2830
2215 Memorial Drive, Waycross, GA 31501
Phone: 844-276-3952 TTY: 844-277-3549
Mercedes-Benz Stadium COVID-19 Vaccination site
The home of the Atlanta Falcons is also the Mercedes-Benz Community Vaccination Center. FEMA partnered with the U.S. Department of Defense and Fulton County to administer vaccines to anyone eligible at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
To make an appointment, visit gta-vras.powerappsportals.us/ or call 888-457-0186 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. or weekends from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Organizers said they can administer as many as 42,000 shots each week at the location.
How to book COVID-19 vaccine appointment at CVS
Vaccines at CVS stores will be offered on an appointment-only basis via CVS.com or through the CVS Pharmacy app. Those without online access can contact customer service: (800) 746-7287.
CVS has asked customers not to contact individual locations to set up an appointment. https://www.cvs.com/vaccine/intake/store/covid-screener/covid-qns
How to book COVID-19 vaccine appointments at Kroger
Kroger has an online COVID-19 tool where people can make vaccine appointments. They said, “our pharmacies and clinics will dedicate an hour of each day exclusively to offer COVID-19 vaccines."
Schedule a vaccine appointment at Kroger at https://www.kroger.com/rx/covid-vaccine
How to book COVID-19 vaccine appointment at Walmart and Sam's Club
Schedule an appointment to get a vaccine on the Walmart and Sam's Club websites. A Sam's Club membership is not required to obtain a vaccination. Before trying to schedule an appointment, you're asked to verify your eligibility through your state health department's website.
How to book COVID-19 vaccine appointment at Walgreens
Appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations can be made through the appointment scheduler at Walgreens.com/ScheduleVaccine.
Other places to check for vaccines include:
Primary care doctor offices
Pop up vaccine sites in communities
Local departments of health
Hospitals or health systems
CDC’s VaccineFinder: https://vaccinefinder.org/
The Georgia Department of Public Health also maintains a vaccine locator tool that’s organized by county. To schedule an appointment, users need to contact those individual locations using the information provided on the state’s site. https://dph.georgia.gov/locations/covid-vaccination-site
Residents can call this state-run hotline to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment: (888) 457-0186