Board of Health Continues Second Dose Moderna Vaccination for Individuals Affected by Last Week’s Weather-Related Shipment Delays

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DECATUR, Ga. – The DeKalb County Board of Health received a portion of its Moderna shipment originally delayed by winter weather in other areas of the country last week.

The Board of Health will continue to administer Moderna second doses on Friday.

For individuals who were scheduled for second dose last week:

  • Friday, February 19 — appointments must go to the site of their first dose tomorrow, at their originally scheduled time or anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Individuals previously scheduled for the Board of Health’s former BrandsMart USA vaccination site should now go to the Doraville MARTA station, located at 6000 New Peachtree Rd. in Doraville, for their second dose.

If either return option is not permissible, please contact the DeKalb County Board of Health’s COVID-19 Call Center at (404) 294-3700, Option 1, for further accommodations. Individuals affected by last week’s delay are also being notified via e-mail and phone.

As the Board of Health receives additional doses, details regarding plans for the remaining makeup vaccination days will be released at that time.

Georgians that have not received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine now have the option of pre-registering for the COVID-19 vaccine at myvaccinegeorgia.com. Even if individuals are not yet eligible, they can sign up and receive updates about eligibility. Vaccine appointments secured through this website will be administered by the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS). The closest mega site for DeKalb County residents is at the Delta Flight Museum, located near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The GEMA/HS sites are administering Pfizer first and second doses only.

The Board of Health is one of several health districts in Georgia to move to the Georgia Department of Public Health’s (DPH) online vaccine scheduling system. Those seeking vaccine can now visit dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine and click on the “Health Dept Scheduling” icon. This scheduling system, like the system used to schedule COVID-19 testing, allows users to search for the closest vaccine appointment, based on the user’s ZIP Code. For individuals without computer access, DPH has also commissioned a new vaccine scheduling hotline – 888-457-0186. This hotline is staffed Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., and on weekends from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

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.