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When and where to get COVID-19 vaccines in Northeast Georgia
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Northeast Georgia Health System holds their first COVID-19 vaccine clinic Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, NGHS Corporate Plaza for those 65 and older. - photo by Scott Rogers

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Latest news
  • A new mass vaccination site has opened on the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus.
  • All Georgians 16 and older eligible for COVID-19 vaccine starting March 25
  • The Department of Public Health has a new online registration tool for making vaccination appointments.
  • The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce hosted a virtual event to discuss vaccines and other COVID-19 issues. Here are a few takeaways from that event.

Who can get the vaccines

Vaccines are available to those 16 and older beginning Thursday, March 25. They became available to adults 55 and older and those with certain medical conditions as of March 10. Vaccinations for health care workers began in December. Here's how Georgia compares to the rest of the country in the number of vaccines distributed and administered, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Where to get vaccines

Demand for vaccines has been high and appointments often fill up quickly. Registration may be available at the following sites, depending on availability of the vaccine. Health officials recommend residents continue checking frequently:

The Department of Public Health also has a list of COVID vaccination sites. Northeast Georgia Health System recommends people check with their primary care physician about availability and whether they can get on a wait list.

How many have been vaccinated

As of March 22, the Department of Public Health reports these vaccination numbers for Hall County:

  • First doses: 46,675
  • Second doses: 27,728

That's a per capita rate of 37,451, compared to the state's rate of 30,826 per 100,000 residents.

How the vaccine works

The COVID-19 vaccine uses mRNA technology that essentially provides the body instructions to build a spike protein of the coronavirus, which then triggers the body’s immune response, according to the Centers for Disease Control, which has more information at its website

COVID-19 in Hall County

Cases in Hall County and being treated at NGHS have dropped to lows not seen since last summer. Get the daily updated data.