Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine in Georgia

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Will you be getting the COVID-19 vaccine in Georgia? Below is information on the current phase of the vaccine distribution in Georgia. If you’d like to receive vaccine eligibility updates and notifications, please fill out the interest form here.

COVID-19 Vaccine Interest Form
Full name as it appears on driver's license or birth certificate.
If patient is under 18 years old.

Eligibility Information

Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine at this time?

At this time, COVID-19 vaccines are available in Georgia to patients who meet certain criteria.  We’ve listed the criteria below.  However, more people will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine every week, so please check here often.

We are in PHASE 1 of the vaccine distribution. That is to say, you can get a COVID-19 vaccination at MainStreet and KidsStreet if you are 18 or older, have not had COVID-19 in the last 90 days, AND meet one of the criteria below:

Eligible Individuals:

  • Healthcare workers (physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, EMS personnel, environmental services, etc.) OR
  • Residents and staff of long-term care facilities OR
  • Adults aged 65 and older (age is the only requirement here) OR
  • Law enforcement, firefighters, first responders

What does it mean to be a healthcare worker?

In other words, you come in direct contact with patients in the context of healthcare delivery. Here are some examples:

  • Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians assistants
  • Nurses (RNs, LPNs, etc), nurse aides, medical assistants
  • EMS, ambulance personnel
  • Therapists and other mental health professions in direct contact with patients
  • Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians
  • Dentists and dental staff in direct contact with patients
  • County health department
  • In-home care

What does it mean to work or live in a long-term care setting?

You work or live in one of the following three types of facilities

  • Nursing homes
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Assisted living facilities

What does it mean to be a first responder?

You are a full-time, part-time, or volunteer first responder. For example:

  • Police
  • Corrections
  • Fire Fighters (includes volunteer)
  • EMT

You can read more about eligibility at these links:

How do I get the COVID-19 vaccination if I meet the criteria?

Register online at a MainStreet clinic to get your Covid-19 vaccination that day.  Please register online first to make sure there is space available. You can register online at any of our clinics here.  Registration opens each day two hours before the clinic opens. After beginning your online registration, please select Initial COVID Vaccination as the reason for your visit.

If the clinic you are seeking to obtain your vaccination has reached its limit of the day you will be provided a link that will list any of our other clinics that still have available vaccination spots that day.  If no clinics still have vaccination availability, or you need to go to that clinic, please try again the next day, right at 2 hours before the clinic opens.

Can I make an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccination if I meet the criteria?

We do not accept appointments, but we do have same-day online registration which opens two hours prior to the clinic opening. In order to help you the best we can, please note the tips listed below to help you plan for your vaccination visit.

  • We are open late, 7 days a week. You can find the hours for a clinic nearest you on our locations page.
  • Please anticipate a wait. You can register online and wait from home.
  • Online registration calculates estimated wait times. After you receive a text signaling for you to head to the clinic, there will likely be an additional wait time.
  • We ask that you register online at a MainStreet clinic to get your Covid-19 vaccination. Once you’ve pre-registered, we can confirm that space is available to administer your vaccine.
  • You can register online at any of our clinics by clicking here.  Please select Initial COVID Vaccination as the reason for your visit.

What if I don’t yet meet any of the criteria, but I want a vaccination?

If you do not yet meet the criteria for vaccination but want to get vaccinated, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page and we will email you when more eligible vaccination categories are added.  

What vaccination do we offer?

MainStreet and KidsStreet currently offer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination. This COVID-19 vaccination requires two doses. In other words, you will need to return to the clinic at a later date to receive a second dose.

How much does the COVID-19 vaccine cost?

The government pays for the vaccination itself. The administration of the vaccination, office visit, and supplies are billed to your insurance company. Subsequently, this may require you to pay some or all of that portion of the treatment. However, if you are uninsured, you may qualify for the uninsured insurance program and that program covers all costs.

What are the side effects?

For information regarding side effects, please visit our blog and see the CDC information here.

How effective is the vaccine?

For information regarding the vaccine’s efficacy, please visit our blog and see the CDC information here.

Can I get the vaccine if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

The COVID-19 vaccine is available to pregnant or breastfeeding mothers who meet the above criteria. However, the vaccine has not been tested in pregnant women so there is no safety data pertaining to use in pregnancy. You can read more from The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

Can I bring my family members with me? Are they eligible?

Not at this time unless they meet the above criteria. We ask that only the patient being treated come to the clinic. If you or someone you love are not currently eligible and would like to receive updates, please submit the interest form below.