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New Update with Vaccination Details for Healthcare Providers- 12.16.2020

As a follow up to our 12.10.2020 Member Advisory, we are pleased to announce that the Georgia Department of Public Health (“DPH”) issued instructions for eligible healthcare providers, including dentists and allied dental personnel, to receive the vaccine. Read More...

December 16, 2020

As a follow up to our 12.10.2020 Member Advisory, we are pleased to announce that the Georgia Department of Public Health (“DPH”) issued instructions for eligible healthcare providers, including dentists and allied dental personnel, to receive the vaccine.  

Pursuant to the letter dated 12.14.2020 from DPH Comm. Kathleen Toomey, please be advised:

“If you or your practice are not enrolled as a vaccine provider*, there are several ways for you to get vaccinated: 

1. Health care workers affiliated with a health care system (hospital, clinic or private practice) or pharmacy should contact their respective facilities about the process for vaccinating eligible employees. 

2. Health care workers with access to a community hospital or pharmacy, can seek vaccination there. 

3. Health care workers without access to these facilities – including those who have started the enrollment process to become a COVID-19 vaccine administration site but have not yet been approved – should contact their district health director for vaccination.”

 *Please be advised that Georgia licensed dentists are currently not permitted to administer the COVID-19 vaccine

Please continue to monitor your emails for additional information from the GDA as we receive more details regarding the state’s vaccine distribution plan. At this time and to assist with our communication efforts with state officials, we kindly ask that you remain patient, follow Dr. Toomey’s instructions, and DO NOT contact DPH or Gov. Kemp requesting immediate access to the vaccine. GDA staff will do its best to assist members if they begin to experience issues locating a vaccination site. If you have questions about this announcement, please feel free to contact the GDA at (404) 636-7553.

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