COVID-19 Vaccine Information
AgeWell Atlanta encourages all members of the community to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in the upcoming months, when possible. Choosing to vaccinate is one way to protect yourself and your loved ones. It is important to continue using all of the tools available to help stop this pandemic as we learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions: cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others; stay at least 6 feet away from others; avoid crowds, and wash your hands often.
The Georgia Department of Public Health is currently administering COVID-19 vaccine 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 (effective 1-11-2021)
- Law enforcement, firefighters, first responders (effective 1-11-2021)
Per the DPH “Vaccine supply is very limited. Public health departments are scheduling vaccines by appointment only, as are most other providers. Depending on vaccine supply allocations from the federal government, it may be weeks before additional providers will have vaccine available for quicker and more widespread distribution.” Please see the links below for more information on signing up for the vaccine in your area.
Information is changing daily. Please be patient, many sites are experiencing difficulty with high volume and calls, resulting in sites having interruptions in service.
DeKalb County Board of Health |COVID-19 Vaccine is not available at DeKalb Board of Health centers. Please do not call health centers directly. For vaccine-related questions, please call the DeKalb COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at 404.294.3700.
Fulton County |Fulton County residents 65+ over who would like assistance with scheduling an appointment can call the COVID-19 Hotline at 404.613.8150 from 8 AM- 5:30 PM on weekdays.
Gwinnett, Newton, Rockdale County Health Departments |For questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine please contact the GA COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline — 888.357.0169.
Cobb and Douglas Public Health |For questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine please contact the COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline — 404.613.8150 from 8 AM – 5:30 PM on weekdays.
If your location is not listed above visit the Georgia Department of Public Health for a complete listing of all counties and participating vaccination sites.
Georgia Department of Public Health Hotline – GA COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline
This hotline is for questions about COVID-19 and COVID vaccine only, not for scheduling appointments for vaccination. 888.357.0169
AgeWell COVID-19 Resources
During these challenging times, AgeWell Atlanta is here for you to provide support, resources, and assistance.
In addition to our current services, like Geriatric Care Management, counseling and therapy groups, transportation, home care services, social and volunteer opportunities, the AgeWell Atlanta partner organizations are also offering:
At-Home Care Services
The One Group provides screened, experienced caregivers to keep older adults company or provide needed care support.
Drive by food pantry assistance to help older adults afford food during this difficult time. Food will be packaged and made available from the JF&CS kosher food pantry. We are also offering food deliveries for those who are unable to leave home, or are unable to drive.
To help our older adults feel more connected, we are offering regular check-ins from volunteers and staff in the community.
For more information, please contact 1-866-AGE-WELL or Click Here
If you would like to contribute to the emergency response funds that are helping enable these expanded services, please donate here: https://jewishatlanta.org/covid19-resources/donate/