North GA – Second Booster Doses of COVID-19 vaccine are now authorized and available at Health Departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield counties. A second booster dose of either Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of which vaccine doses were previously given (however, only Pfizer vaccine is authorized for ages 12 to 17), is highly recommended for:
- People 50 years old and older, at least 4 months after receiving a 1st booster of any authorized COVID-19 vaccine.
- People 12 years old and older who are immunocompromised, at least 4 months after receiving a 1st dose of any authorized COVID-19 vaccine (however, only Pfizer vaccine is authorized for 12- to 17-year-olds).
- People 18 years old and older who received *Janssen as both their primary series dose and booster, at least 4 months after that 1st booster.
*Although mRNA vaccines are preferred for the first booster, J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine may be considered in some situations.
All COVID-19 vaccines are free. No appointment is needed for COVID-19 vaccinations during clinic hours at Health Departments in the North Georgia Health District.
Access the nearest health department clinic hours and location in North Georgia by clicking on the local county name at www.nghd.org.