Beginning Thursday, March 25, all Georgia residents age 16 or older will be able to get the COVID-19 vaccination should they so choose. Gov. Brian Kemp made the announcement Tuesday in a press conference, stating this increase is primarily due to the state receiving an increase of 450,000 doses of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. And Kemp said he expects the state to be in line to receive increased allotments in the future, he was just not sure how much or when.
Georgians can preregister for a vaccine appointment at myvaccinegeorgia.com. They will be notified once they qualify and have an appointment scheduled. According to the site, for individuals aged 16 and 17 who are now in an eligible population for vaccination, Pfizer is the only vaccine currently approved for these ages. They will need to schedule an appointment at CVS or Walgreens or at one of the GEMA mass vaccination sites to ensure Pfizer vaccine is available. There are currently mass vaccination sites available in Atlanta, Macon, Albany, Savannah, Columbus, Waycross and Bartow, Washington and Habersham counties.