Georgia COVID Vaccine Update

  • Beginning March 8, 2021, the following groups will also be eligible for COVID vaccine:

    • Educators and staff (Pre-K, K-12, DECAL licensed or exempt childcare programs)

    • Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their caregivers
      • Intellectual Disability is a disability characterized by significant limitations in both intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior, which covers many everyday social and practical skills. This disability originates before the age of 22.
      • A developmental disability is a physical or mental impairment that happens before the age of 22, is expected to last a lifetime, and impacts at least three activities of daily living. Activities of daily living include self-care; receptive and expressive language; learning; mobility; self-direction; capacity for independent living; and economic self-sufficiency.

    • Parents of children with complex medical conditions who are at high risk for COVID complications
      • Malignancies requiring active treatment
      • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) including organ transplant (bone marrow or solid organ) within 2 years
      • Critical congenital heart disease
      • Asthma (moderate to severe)
      • Sickle cell disease
      • Diabetes
      • Obesity (BMI >95%)
      • Cystic fibrosis
      • Significant neurologic injury or condition (e.g. hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, traumatic brain injury, congenital anomaly, acute flaccid myelitis) with functional/developmental impairment (e.g. cerebral palsy, developmental disability, prematurity, mitochondrial disease)
      • Technology dependence (e.g. BiPAP, trach)

     

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