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Covid Vaccines and Treatments

Vaccines for COVID-19

Currently, there are four vaccines that have been authorized in the United States to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Those vaccines include Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Novavax, and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen.

COVID-19 Vaccine Benefits

Staying up to date with the recommended vaccines and boosters will ensure that you are best protected from COVID-19

Updated COVID-19 boosters contribute to restoring protection against newer variants including the most recent Omicron subvariants, BA.4 and BA.5.

Vaccination Status

The below information explains the different types of vaccination status an individual may have:

Covid Vaccines and Treatments

Fully Vaccinated

  • Individuals are considered fully vaccinated on COVID-19 vaccines if they have completed two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine primary series.
  • Individuals who have a weakened immune system are considered fully vaccinated on COVID-19 vaccines if they have completed their primary series and received the most recent recommended booster dose.

Up to Date

  • Individuals are considered up to date on COVID-19 vaccines if they have completed a COVID-19 vaccine primary series and received the most recent booster dose recommended by CDC.
  • Vaccine recommendations are based on a person’s age, the first vaccine received, and time since the last dose. People who have a moderately or severely weakened immune system have different recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines.
Covid Vaccines and Treatments

Vaccine overview:

Currently, there are three vaccines that have been authorized in the United States to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Those vaccines include Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Novavax.

Covid Vaccines and Treatments

Individuals are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their second dose of the Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, and Novavax vaccines; and two weeks after receiving a dose of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine.

Additional vaccines from various manufacturers are under review with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in the United States. 

For more information about COVID-19 vaccines click here.

How can I get vaccinated?

COVID-19 vaccines are 100% free. Find a vaccination site near you.
Find a COVID-19 vaccine near you  or

Text your Zip Code to 438829

Call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 888-720-7489) or, call the Georgia Department of Public Health Vaccine Scheduling Line 1-888-457-0186

Treatment for COVID-19

At this time, care for patients with COVID-19 is primarily supportive. Care is given to patients to assist in relieving symptoms and managing respiratory and other organ failure. There are currently no specific antiviral treatments licensed for COVID-19, however many treatments are currently under investigation.

Monoclonal Antibodies

Monoclonal antibodies are laboratory-made versions of proteins naturally produced by the immune system in response to invading viruses or other pathogens. Monoclonal antibody therapeutic treatments are available and shipped nationwide.
For more information visit the HHS Protect Public Data Hub

Oral Tablets

Oral tablets have been approved under an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the treatment of mild-to-moderate coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in adults and pediatric patients (12 years of age and older weighing at least 40 kilograms or about 88 pounds) with positive results of direct SARS-CoV-2 testing, and who are at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19, including hospitalization or death. These tablets should not be considered a substitute for vaccination in individuals for whom COVID-19 vaccination and a booster dose are recommended. For more information visit 

Please see a healthcare provider or click the button to obtain a prescription.

COVID-19 Testing

There are three types of tests currently available for COVID-19 detection:

Frequently Asked Question

  • Isolate – If you test positive for COVID-19, it is recommended that you stay home for at least 5 days and isolate from others in your home. During the first 5 days, you are more likely to be infectious. While isolating it is important to wear a high-quality mask if you must be around others at home and in public. Isolating means to remain home and away from everyone else including those in your household, if possible. This is done by remaining in one room in your residence for the amount of time you have been directed to isolate. If you must share a bathroom, all surfaces of the bathroom must be sanitized after use. Click here for more information.

  • If you have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 or have been contacted by a health official about being exposed, below are preventive measures that you should take regardless of your vaccination status:

    • If you do not have symptoms related to COVID-19, you should begin by isolating for 5 days
    • If you do have symptoms related to COVID-19, you need to isolate immediately, get tested, and stay home until you know the result. If your test result is positive, follow the isolation recommendations.

    Clinical Trials

    Clinical trials allow researchers to test new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease. Treatments might be new drugs or combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. Clinical trials can also test other aspects of care, such as ways to improve the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses.6 Clinical Trials were used to test the efficacy of all emergency use authorization COVID-19 vaccines to ensure they were safe for use.

    COVID-19 Clinical Trials

    COVID-19 Prevention Trials Network

    CoVPN 3006- Prevent COVID U –Trial Information l Flyer

    Children and Youth –Trial Information

    CoVPN Volunteer Screening Registry –Register Here

    RECOVER Initiative


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  2. Guide to local production: WHO-recommended handrub formulationsexternal icon. April 2020.
  3. COVID-19 Overview and Infection Prevention and Control Priorities in non-US Healthcare Settings. February 2021.
  4. Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests (NAATs). 14 June 2021.
  5. Interim Guidance for Antigen Testing for SARS-CoV-2. 13 May 2021.
  7. “CDC COVID Data Tracker.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
  8. Total Cases And Weekly Trends, By State And Territory, NPR, 1 Aug. 2021,

COVID-19 Vaccinations in the United States. COVID Data Tracker. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.