Latest News About the COVID-19 Vaccines
Updated as of March 25, 2021
- Individuals ages 16 years and older are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.
- The Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine formulation currently approved for adolescents ages 16 and 17.
- You do not need a letter or documentation verifying your child’s condition. All Georgians ages 16 and older are eligible.
- The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s requests that if your child has received chemotherapy in the past six months or has had a bone marrow transplant (BMT) in the past two years, you should talk to your child's doctor before scheduling a vaccination appointment.
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is vaccinating individuals 16 through 20 and their caregivers with the Pfizer vaccine at the Fulton County Board of Health vaccination site located at the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC). If you are under the age of 18, you must have a guardian with you. We will not vaccinate any 16- or 17-year-olds who arrive without a guardian.
To make an appointment, please visit the Children’s Vaccine Scheduler Link here.
If you need to cancel your scheduled vaccination appointment, please email CancelMyShot@choa.org or call 404-785-7955 and leave your child's first and last name, date of birth and date/time of your appointment that you would like to cancel.
For children and teens with decreased mobility, the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC) is wheelchair accessible. If a child does not have a wheelchair, but needs one, there are volunteers at the GICC who can provide one.
Non-Children’s Vaccine Scheduling Resources
Reminder: For individuals ages 16 and 17 who are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, Pfizer is the only vaccine currently approved for these ages. The Georgia Department of Public Health recommends scheduling an appointment at CVS or Walgreens, or at one of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) mass vaccination sites (such as at the Georgia International Convention Center) where the Pfizer vaccine is available.
Georgia COVID-19 vaccine eligibility as of March 25, 2021, includes all Georgians ages 16 and older.
At Children’s, we are committed to the health and safety of our patients, their families and our staff. We know that you have many questions about the COVID-19 vaccines and when they will be available to children. We will update this page with the latest information as it becomes available
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