As you may be aware, the Fulton County Board of Health is an enrolled COVID-19 vaccine provider and offers the vaccine at no cost. However, quantities of the vaccine are still limited. To make sure the vaccine is distributed fairly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Georgia Department of Public Health have established priority groups based on risk of exposure and the potential health impact of COVID-19. Only people in the approved priority group can receive the vaccine at this time.
At this time, only people in Group 1A are eligible to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine in Georgia. This includes:
- Paid or unpaid people serving in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials, including but not limited to Staff in clinical settings (e.g. nurses, physicians, EMS, laboratory, environmental services, etc.)
- Long-term care facilities staff and residents
- Adults 65 + and their caregivers
- First Responders (fire, police, sheriff, 9-1-1 personnel, etc.)
Residents 65+ who need assistance scheduling an appointment may call the Fulton County Board of Health COVID-19 Hotline at 404-613-8150 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays. Additionally, call volume is very high at this time so if you are not able to get through, please try again later.
In coming months, when greater quantities of the vaccine become available, it will be available to more people. In time, everyone who wants to receive the vaccine will be able to get it.
The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is coordinating vaccine distributions to locations throughout Georgia. As part of this effort, the DPH has developed a "Vaccine Locator" tool where citizens can type in the name of a city or facility to see a filtered list of vaccination sites. The City of Johns Creek has used this data to display a map which shows all of the locations within the DPH’s Vaccine Locator tool as points on a map so the public can more easily find their nearest vaccination site. You can access the tool at: https://datahub.johnscreekga.gov/pages/covid-vaccine
Please note that none of these sites are managed by the City of Johns Creek. In order to get vaccinated, you will need to contact one of the locations in the map below or contact your doctor.
Our Johns Creek community continues to see increases in new COVID-19 diagnosis. For the two week period ending January 8, 2021, Johns Creek saw a 27.6% increase in new COVID-19 cases.
We continue to see some of the highest number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic An increasing number of our friends and family members know someone within their circle of acquaintances who are sick. We can and must do better. I urge everyone to take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
- Wear a mask.
- Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) apart.
- Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces.
- Wash your hands.
- Stay home if you’re sick.
- Get a flu shot as soon as possible.
Remember, the more steps you and your family can take to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the safer you will be.
Infection rates in our city have been climbing and that is evident in the numbers from today’s reports. Johns Creek has 657 new cases in the most recent 14 day reporting period. Over the past two weeks (reporting weeks of 12/26/20 to 1/8/21) there were more than 8,278 new cases of COVID-19 in Fulton County. The latest report shows new diagnoses in Johns Creek over the past 14-day reporting period trail only those of Atlanta (3,165) Sandy Springs (956), and Roswell (860).