Latest News About the COVID-19 Vaccines
Updated as of May 12, 2021
- All individuals ages 12 years and older are currently eligible for the Pfizer vaccine in Georgia.
- The Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine formulation currently authorized for adolescents ages 12 to 17 years old.
- You do not need a letter or documentation verifying your child’s condition. All Georgians ages 12 years 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.
Q&A with Drs. Andi Shane and Evan Anderson
Ask the Infectious Disease Experts
Emory and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta pediatric infectious diseases experts Andi Shane, MD, and Evan Anderson, MD, provide the latest information about COVID-19 vaccines for children, hosted by public health expert Dr. Jodie Guest.
Reminder: For individuals ages 12 through 17 years old 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 where the Pfizer vaccine is available.
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The current Georgia COVID-19 vaccine eligibility includes all individuals ages 12 and older. The Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine currently approved for children ages 12 through 17 years old.
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