Now Scheduling Vaccine Appointments for Phase 1A+ 

Please check this page regularly. The number of vaccination appointments we can offer will depend on the number of vaccines we receive. With limited supplies, we cannot guarantee an appointment and encourage you to check other vaccination resources on the Georgia Department of Public Health's (DPH) website. Getting the vaccine is much more important than where you get the vaccine.

Vaccination Phases Graphic - Phase 1A+

All Emory Healthcare vaccinations will be by appointment only. At this time, we are distributing the vaccine through dedicated vaccine clinics only. They are not available through our hospitals, outpatient locations, or physician offices. We are committed to continuing vaccinations until we meet the needs of our community, and we appreciate everyone's patience while we work together to accomplish this goal.

Request for Vaccination

Emory Healthcare will schedule patients based on vaccination phase eligibility, as defined by the Georgia Department of Public Health, appointment availability, and vaccine supply and will continue to schedule more individuals as supply allows.

Those eligible to request a vaccination appointment in the current phase include:

  • Emory Healthcare patients 65 years of age and older

Patients who meet the criteria can complete the online form at the link below. This will place you on our waitlist, which we will work on in a first-come, first-served process. When appointment time slots become available, you will be contacted with instructions on making your appointment. Please note, due to the high demand for the vaccine, it may take time (days or weeks, depending on vaccine supply) before we can contact you. The second vaccine dose will be scheduled after administration of the first dose. Individual physician offices will not have the vaccine and will not be able to schedule vaccinations.

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Health Considerations

  • If you are immunosuppressed from cancer, transplant, or other medical condition, we encourage you to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • If you are sick, we recommend getting tested for COVID-19 and delaying vaccination until your symptoms have resolved. If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, you should delay the vaccination until you are symptom-free and beyond the isolation period of 14 days.
  • If you have received an antibody infusion for COVID-19, you must wait 90 days before receiving the vaccine.
  • If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 after receiving the first dose, you should proceed with the second dose as soon as you are out of isolation or at the recommended time interval, whichever is later. However, if you are treated with an antibody infusion after the first dose, you will need to wait 90 days for the second dose.
  • If you have received other vaccinations recently for something other than COVID-19, it is recommended that you wait two weeks following that vaccine(s) before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • If you received monoclonal antibodies or convalescent serum as a treatment for COVID-19, vaccination should be delayed for at least 90 days as a precautionary measure until additional information becomes available to avoid interference of the antibody treatment with vaccine-induced immune responses.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients in the COVID-19 vaccine, including a reaction at the time of your first dose, you should not receive the COVID-19 vaccine at any time, based on current guidance.
  • If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 at any time within the past 90 days, we recommend waiting 90 days from your diagnosis before getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Per CDC guidance, reinfection with COVID-19 within 90 days is rare, and so in the setting of limited vaccine supply, it is reasonable to defer. There is also no data on the immune response to COVID vaccination in close proximity to a COVID infection. However, recent COVID infection is not an absolute contraindication to vaccination, so you may choose to proceed, provided that you have met the criteria to discontinue isolation.
  • You should discuss your reaction history with your physician prior to making a decision to proceed with vaccination, in order to discuss the possible risks of an allergic reaction as compared to the benefits of vaccination. If you decide to go ahead, see below.
  • If you have a history of anaphylaxis to something other than the listed ingredients, we will increase your monitoring time after vaccination to make sure there is no evidence of an anaphylactic reaction.
  • If you have a history of a bleeding disorder, discuss the safety of intramuscular injection with your physician before proceeding. If you have either a bleeding disorder or take a blood thinner, notify the staff at the vaccination site so that we can take any necessary precautions.

After Receiving the Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19. You may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days.

V-Safe After Vaccination Health Checker

V-safe is a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Through v-safe, you can quickly tell the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) if you have any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Frequently Asked Questions

Vaccine supply is very limited, and we cannot guarantee an appointment. If you do not get an appointment, please check other vaccination resources, such as the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) or your local pharmacies. Getting the vaccine is much more important than where you get the vaccine. You should continue to wear your mask, maintain social distancing, and wash your hands until public health officials recommend otherwise.

Yes. Please complete the request an appointment form above, and pending review, you may be placed on a waitlist for the appropriate phase. However, please check other vaccination resources, such as the Georgia Department of Public Health or your local pharmacies. Getting the vaccine is much more important than where you get the vaccine.

Due to the very short handling time of the vaccine, we cannot hold your appointment time. 

Please make every effort to arrive for your appointment. We are working diligently to vaccinate as many people as possible, and we cannot support rescheduling.

At this time, patients will bear no financial responsibility for the vaccine. If you have insurance, we will bill your insurance company, but you will have no financial obligation. If you do not have insurance, the vaccine will be provided free of charge.

If you are a current patient, you may get vaccinated, even if you do not have insurance.