All Georgians aged 12 and older are now eligible to be vaccinated.
To schedule an appointment for a COVID vaccination, call your local health department.
To schedule online for Lowndes County Health Department, click here.
CLICK HERE to use the CDC’s vaccine locator tool to find other vaccine providers in your area.
The booster doses of Pfizer are available for individuals who received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for their primary series. Those who qualify include:
Only the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine has been authorized as a booster dose, and the above recommendations will only apply to individuals who received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for their primary series.
Individuals who are moderately or severely immunocompromised are able to receive an additional dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
To receive the additional dose, individuals are required to either:
A.) Have an order from their physician
B.) Meet the definition of moderately or severely immunocompromised defined as:
• Active treatment for solid tumor or hematologic malignancies
• Receipt of a solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy
• Receipt of CAR-T-cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within 2 years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy)
• Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
• Advanced or untreated HIV infection
• Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids (> 20mg prednisone or equivalent per day), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, tumor-necrosis (TNF) blockers, and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory
Individuals without a physician’s order will be required to sign an attestation form at the Health Department.
To schedule a COVID-19 vaccination third dose appointment, call your local health department.
*Antigen testing (rapid 15 minute results) appointments can be scheduled online for all ten of our counties as well as at our Hahira and Lake Park Clinics.
This service is provided for free.
Antigen testing is only available on certain days in Lowndes and Tift Counties. Please refer to the testing schedule below.
Antigen testing is available for first responders Monday-Friday in all ten county health departments. Please call your local health department for more information.
*An email is required to self-register. If you do not have an email you can self-register using the mock email address: firstname.lastname@example.org (i.e. Jane.Smith@noemail.com). If you register without a valid email address or using the mock email address your results will not be emailed to you.
PCR testing (approximately 36 hour results) appointments can be scheduled online for Lowndes and Tift Counties.
This service is provided through Mako Labs. There is no out of pocket expense for this service; however, insurance will be billed for those insured.
PCR testing appointments ONLY are available in Lowndes County on Monday and Tuesday 9AM-3PM and Tift County Wednesday and Thursday 9AM-3PM.
Antigen (rapid) testing WILL NOT be available at these locations during PCR testing dates.
FULL TESTING SCHEDULE BELOW
*Schedule may change due to weather.
All health departments not listed above offer Rapid Testing by appointment. Call the health department to schedule your appointment.
As healthcare providers, you play an integral role in helping to ensure the COVID-19 vaccine is administered to eligible populations in Georgia.
In order to receive shipments of COVID vaccine when it becomes available, you will need to complete an online enrollment application.
Click here to visit the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Daily Status Report..
This report provides a breakdown of cases, deaths and positivity rates county by county.
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