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Vaccine Information

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is launching a new COVID vaccine dashboard on the DPH website. The dashboard provides a detailed, transparent picture of vaccination administration in Georgia.

Georgia Residents

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine on the Georgia Department of Public Health West Central Health District website.

Alabama Residents

Alabama residents who work in the state of Georgia can receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the West Central Health District by providing identification that they work in the state of Georgia (i.e. badge, ID, etc.). DPH will continue to keep the public updated through the website regarding vaccinations.

Quarantine for Vaccinated Individuals

If you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and you are NOT an inpatient or resident in a healthcare facility, you are not required to quarantine if you meet all three criteria below:

  • Are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (i.e., it has been greater than 2 weeks following receipt of your second dose in a 2-dose series, or it has been greater than 2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine),
  • It has been less than 3 months since you were fully vaccinated,
  • Do not experience any symptoms since your current COVID-19 exposure

If you meet these three criteria which means you do not need to quarantine, you should still monitor yourself for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days following a suspect or confirmed exposure. If you develop symptoms for COVID-19, you should follow the guidance in the section below titled "What should I do if I am a close contact to someone with COVID-19 and get sick?" In addition, vaccinated persons should continue to follow all other DPH guidance to protect themselves and others, including wearing a mask, social distancing, avoiding crowds, avoiding poorly ventilated spaces, covering coughs and sneezes, and washing hands often.

If you do NOT meet all 3 of the above criteria, you should follow quarantine guidance in the section above ("Quarantine for Individuals Not Vaccinated Against COVID-19") after exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.

If you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and you ARE an inpatient or resident in a healthcare facility, you should follow quarantine guidance in the section above ("Quarantine for Individuals Not Vaccinated Against COVID-19") after exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.

If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine or call our COVID-19 vaccination hotline at (888) 357-0169.