*Note: If you are seeking assistance with COVID-19 vaccinations, please contact your local Department of Public Health, not Empowerline. Find vaccine and testing information for your county and for homebound individuals below.
The COVID-19 pandemic (also known as the novel coronavirus or SARS-CoV-2 pandemic) is constantly evolving. Thankfully, there are reliable resources to help you find the information you need, now.
End of the Public Emergency Declaration
The federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) and Major Disaster Declaration (MDD) for COVID-19 will end on May 11, 2023, and federally funded programs are returning to normal operations. This will end the temporary, but significant, changes made to Medicaid enrollment and eligibility rules, as well as additional pandemic-specific flexibilities extended to State Units on Aging for programs funded through the Older Americans Act. The Administration on Community Living has more information on the “Unwinding” of Policy Changes due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The Georgia Department of Health webpage has up-to-date information about the COVID-19 vaccine in the state of Georgia.
Certain fully-vaccinated individuals may be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot.COVID Vaccine Booster Information
Vaccine and Testing Information by County
Note additional vaccine options may exist, such as through private insurance and nonprofit agencies. State and county health departments likely only have access to vaccine information for the publicly purchased vaccine.
Vaccines for Homebound Individuals
Georgia residents who are currently homebound due to an ongoing physical or mental disability and are unable to travel to a COVID-19 vaccination site can request to receive vaccination at their home. Please email HVS@dph.ga.gov with the following information for the person who requires at home vaccination:
- Date of birth
- Contact phone number (will be used to obtain additional information and schedule the vaccination)