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New mass COVID-19 vaccination sites open Wednesday | Here's how to schedule an appointment

Georgia has nine mass vaccination sites.

ATLANTA — As millions more Georgians become eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, the state is opening additional vaccination sites.

The latest five opened Wednesday, March 17. They are located in Chatham County (Gulfstream Aerospace), Ware County (Waycross Mall), Washington County (Sandersville World of Life Church), Bartow County (LakePoint Sports Complex) and Muscogee County (Columbus Civic Center). 

The drive-through sites add an additional capacity for 20,000 first doses per week to the 22,000 doses currently available at the existing Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency mass vaccination sites, they said.

The state's other sites that were previously up and running are in Fulton County (Delta Air Lines Museum), Bibb County (Macon Farmers Market), Dougherty County (Albany Georgia Forestry Commission Site) and Habersham County (Fairgrounds).

Credit: GEMA
Georgia Mass Vaccination sites

How to schedule an appointment

Appointments are required to get a vaccine at the state-run vaccination sites. You can register for vaccination at MyVaccineGeorgia.com. If you are not eligible yet, you can preregister. 

You can also check with private businesses providing the vaccines, including Publix, Walmart, Kroger, CVS and Walgreens. You can look for stores with supply at VaccineFinder.org

Who is eligible to receive the vaccine in Georgia?

Those currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Georgia include:

  • Adults 55 and over and caregivers
  • Healthcare workers
  • Residents and staff of long-term care facilities
  • Law enforcement, firefighters, first responders 
  • Pre-K through 12th-grade educators and staff
  • Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their caregivers
  • Parents of children with complex medical conditions  
  • Adults 16 and over with medical conditions (full list of qualifications)
  • Judges and courtroom staff