GEMA/HS Mass Vaccination Sites FAQs
Who is eligible to get the vaccine?
Currently, the State of Georgia is in Phase 1A+, which includes healthcare workers (physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, EMS personnel, environmental services, etc.), residents and staff of long-term care facilities, adults aged 65+ and their caregivers, law enforcement, fire personnel including volunteer fire departments, dispatcher, or 9-1-1-operator. If you make an appointment and are not included in Phase 1A+, you will be turned away from the site and you will not receive a vaccine.
Who qualifies as a caregiver of someone over 65+?
Caregivers provide care to people who need some degree of ongoing assistance with everyday tasks on a regular or daily basis. The recipients of care can live either in residential or institutional settings, range from children to older adults, and have chronic illnesses or disabling conditions. In order to be eligible to receive a vaccine under Phase 1A+ as a caregiver, the person that you are providing care to must be over 65 years old.
How do I schedule an appointment?
You can schedule an appointment online at https://myvaccinegeorgia.com/.
Do I need to schedule an appointment?
Yes. GEMA/HS Mass Vaccination Sites will not accept walk-ups.
Do I have to schedule my appointment online?
No. You can schedule your appointment over-the-phone using the site-specific number listed below:
- Macon Farmers Market: 844-274-9841
- Albany Georgia Forestry Commission: 844-275-3428
- Delta Air Lines Museum: 844-275-5425
- Habersham County Fairgrounds: 844-275-5388
How many sites are there and where are they located?
There are 4 sites:
- Macon Farmers Market: Bibb County, 2055 Eisenhower Parkway, Macon, GA 31206
- Albany Georgia Forestry Commission: Dougherty County, 2910 Newton Road, Albany, GA 31701
- Delta Air Museum: Fulton County, 1220 Woolman Place SW, Hapeville, Georgia 30354
- Habersham County Fairgrounds: Habersham County, 4235 Toccoa Highway Clarkesville, GA 30523
When are the sites open?
Starting February 22, 2021, sites will operate Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Can I schedule an appointment at any site?
Yes. Georgia residents can schedule an appointment at any of the sites.
Will the vaccine be free at these locations?
Yes. There will be no out-of-pocket cost to the patient.
What do I need to bring to my appointment?
You will need to show site personnel the QR code generated for your appointment. You can have the QR code either on your mobile device or printed out. You will also need a form of government-issued identification. Healthcare workers, staff of long-term facilities and first responders will need to bring employer ID.
Do I need to come back for a second dose?
Yes. You will need to schedule a second appointment within 4 weeks after your initial appointment.
How do I schedule my second dose?
Sharecare will contact you to schedule an appointment within 3 weeks of your initial appointment. You will not have to preregister again for your second appointment.
Where can I find out more information about the vaccine?
You can visit the COVID-19 Vaccination page on the Georgia Department of Public Health’s website at https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-vaccine-general-faq.
If I’ve received my first dose already through the local health department or a private provider, can I schedule my second dose at the site?
No. You should contact the entity you received the first dose from and schedule the second dose with them.
According to the website, there are no more appointments available for this week. When will I be able to schedule an appointment for next week?
If you are preregistered, you will receive a notification when more appointments are available.
I’m a healthcare professional and would like to assist at the Mass Vaccinations Sites. Are you accepting volunteers?
At this time, volunteers are not currently needed to staff the Mass Vaccination Sites. However, you can register on the State Emergency Registry of Volunteers (SERVGA) site with the Georgia Department of Public Health if you would like to assist with emergency response in the future.