COVID-19 vaccination sites operated by the Fulton County Board of Health, Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency and other Fulton County partners will begin administration of COVID-19 booster shots on Tuesday, Sept. 28, following the guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

According to CDC guidelines, the following groups of people are eligible for a booster shot 6 months after receiving their initial Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine series:

  • People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings (recommended)
  • People aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions (recommended)
  • People aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions (may receive based on their individual benefits and risks)
  • People aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting (may receive)

Only the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine has been authorized as a booster dose. People who received other types of COVID-19 vaccine (Johnson & Johnson and Moderna) for their first or second doses are not eligible to receive a booster shot at this time.

To ensure compliance with these guidelines, appointments will be required for COVID-19 vaccines at Fulton County Board of Health COVID-19 vaccination sites. Make a reservation at

  • 5710 Stonewall Tell Road, College Park, GA 30349 (Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
  • 141 Pryor Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303 (Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
  • 4700 North Point Parkway, Alpharetta GA 30305 (Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

Fulton County also plans to open an additional vaccination site in October, while across the state, Walgreens and CVS pharmacies are already offering booster shots. Starting today, the Georgia Department of Health will also offer booster shots, and clinics and hospitals will make the shots available soon.

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.