Governors bitterly accused the Trump administration Friday of deceiving the states about the amount of COVID-19 vaccine they can expect to receive as they ramp up vaccinations for senior citizens and others. But the government attributed the anger to confusion and misguided expectations on t…
Dekalb Health Officials sounded the alarm Thursday after they caught several people attempting to use slick maneuvers to jump the line at their vaccine appointment sites.
Metro Atlanta health officials continue working to make more COVID-19 vaccine appointments available for people in the Phase 1A+ category.
The Georgia Department of Public Health opened up COVID-19 vaccine appointments to people 65 and older this week, but not without issues.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Barely a month into a mass vaccination campaign to stop the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration unexpectedly shifted gears Tuesday to speed the delivery of shots. A slow start had triggered widespread concern from states and public health officials.
COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A
A: There is no official timeline as there are multiple vaccines in the pipeline which can change the schedule based on overall availability. In the beginning, the state of Georgia has a specific plan on how to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine as doses begin to arrive. The full plan is below. Read more
A: The State of Georgia's COVID-19 Vaccination Plan says, "There is no charge for the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccines have been paid for with federal funds at no cost to the patient nor provider, which means that no one may be charged a fee for the vaccine itself." Read more
(NOTE: After the first day of injections in Britain, scientists and doctors there said anyone with a history of significant allergic reactions to vaccines should not get the COVID-19 vaccine yet.) Read more
A: Unfortunately, there's not a firm answer to this question. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there isn't enough scientific data looking at the question to say one way or the other. Here's what the CDC said about the question: Read more
A: Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has led much of the fight against COVID-19 and previous epidemics, said the new vaccines are called "prime boost." You'll get the first vaccine and then a booster. Fauci said after you get the first vaccine, you'll have a level of protection after about two weeks, b… Read more
A: Notify your doctor about any problems. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also asks the public to report possible side effects (called adverse events) to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). The system collects data to look for any adverse events that are unexpe… Read more
A: Absolutely NOT! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "while experts learn more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide under real-life conditions, it will be important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to help us stop the pandemic, … Read more
A: Unfortunately, there's not a firm answer to this question as of yet. Qantas Airlines, Australia's leading airline, announced it would require COVID-19 vaccines for travelers wanting to use the airline. However, Qantas has been the only one to announce that measure thus far. Other airlines… Read more