Board of Health Opening Registration for COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 1A+, COVID-19 Testing to Resume Monday at Single Location

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MEDIA RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 8, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT:
Eric Nickens, Jr.
Marketing & Business Dev. Manager/Health District PIO
(404) 294-3829 office / (470) 522-1485 cell
eric.nickens@dph.ga.gov

Board of Health Opening Registration for COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 1A+, COVID-19 Testing to Resume Monday at Single Location

DECATUR, Ga. – The DeKalb County Board of Health will open registration for Phase 1A+ on Friday, starting at noon. Appointments will start on Monday.

A registration and appointment link will be available on the dekalbhealth.net homepage. Individuals without access
to the internet or those with special needs can call 404-294-3700 to obtain assistance from a call center representative.

Eligible groups in Phase 1A+ include:
• Healthcare workers
(physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, EMS personnel, environmental services, etc.)
• Residents and staff of long-term care facilities
• Adults aged 65 and older and their caregivers as applicable
• Law enforcement, firefighters, first responders

Please note, unless individuals fall into one of the above populations, spouses and family members are not eligible
for vaccine administration at this time.

Vaccine is in high demand and supply still remains very limited. Vaccines will be given by appointment only based on vaccine availability. If there are no appointments available, that means we have exhausted our supply of vaccine. We will not release additional appointments until we have received more doses of vaccine to ensure we can meet the demand. No on-site registration will be permitted.

Acceptable forms of identification to verify proof of vaccine eligibility includes:
• Driver’s license or identification card to verify age
• Active clinician’s professional license
• Healthcare employer identification badge
• Letter from a healthcare employer on company letterhead
• Pay stub from your healthcare provider
• Professionally printed business card identifying you as a frontline healthcare worker

Ineligible individuals will be turned away and will be advised to return when they are included in the vaccination
phase.

The following locations will administer COVID-19 vaccinations at the following times by appointment only:

BrandsMart USA Parking Lot
5000 Motors Industrial Way
Atlanta, Ga. 30360
Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – noon

Former Sam’s Club Parking Lot
2994 Turner Hill Rd
Stonecrest, Ga. 30038
Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: CLOSED

For more information and answers to frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, visit
dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine or call 888-357-0169.

Also, on Monday, the following location will be dedicated solely to COVID-19 testing, with the following hours of
operation:

Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church
1879 Glenwood Ave. SE
Atlanta, Ga. 30316
Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Appointments and registration for COVID-19 testing is required and available online. To ensure testing resources
are available for individuals who have per-registered for testing on their scheduled date and time, per-registrations
will be verified to ensure that the appointment date matches the actual day. Individuals scheduled for a future date
will be asked to return on their scheduled day. COVID-19 testing is free and open to all individuals who wish to be
tested. A driver’s license or identification card is not required.

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