COVID-19 Vaccine

We have received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.  Please refer back to this page for updates.

We are administering the vaccine according to the CDC and the Georgia Department of Public Health recommendations. We are currently in Phase 1a which allocates initial supplies for healthcare personnel and long-term care facility residents. As of January 11, Phase 1a will be extended to include patients over the age of 65 and all law enforcement and fire personnel. Patient’s that have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 90 days are excluded from this phase. Current evidence suggests that reinfection with the virus is uncommon in the 90 days after initial infection.

Once we move to Phase 1b, we will be vaccinating:
Frontline essential workers such as food and agricultural workers, United States Postal Service workers, manufacturing workers, grocery store workers, public transit workers, and those who work in the educational sector (teachers, support staff, and daycare workers.)

Phase 1c will follow which includes:
People aged 18—64 years with underlying medical conditions – which increase the risk of serious, life-threatening complications from COVID-19.
Other essential workers such as people who work in transportation and logistics, food service, housing construction and finance, information technology, communications, energy, law, media, public safety, and public health.

Patient’s who qualify for Phase 1a:
(1) Please send a MyChart portal message requesting the vaccine.
o If you are unable to send a portal message, you may call the office at (770) 632-8909.
o Due to the pandemic and the newly released vaccine, our call volume has increased and therefore, the holding time has increased as well. We would like to thank our patients in advance for their patience and understanding during this time.
(2) Patients who request the vaccine will be contacted by our office for scheduling. The vaccine
      is currently being administered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
(3) When you arrive for your appointment, you must have read the Moderna EAU Fact Sheet
      and the V-Safe After Vaccination Health Checker. You are also required to have the
     COVID-19 Vaccine Consent Form printed out and completed. If you don’t already have
     the form completed when you arrive, your appointment will be rescheduled.
o If you are unable to print the form, you may pick up the form at our office at least 24 hours prior to your appointment.

(4) The nurse will administer the vaccine while you remain in your vehicle. You are required to stay for a 15 minute observation period.

For information on the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html