Shifting services, emplying increased mobile health units
DECATUR, GA– Changes are coming for COVID-19 testing and vaccine operations provided by the DeKalb County Board of Health, as the organization continues to increase vaccine availability via its health centers and mobile health units.
At the conclusion of operations on Wednesday, June 30, and beginning Thursday, July 1:
- COVID-19 Testing Operations
- The COVID-19 testing site at Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church, located at 1879 Glenwood Ave. SE, in Atlanta, will permanently close. This site is currently open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
- COVID-19 testing will move to the parking lot of the Board of Health’s North DeKalb Health Center, located at 3807 Clairmont Rd., NE, in Chamblee. Testing hours will be Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until noon.
- COVID-19 Vaccine Operations
- The COVID-19 vaccination site at the former Sam’s Club, located at 2994 Turner Hill Rd., in Stonecrest, will permanently close. This site is currently open from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
- COVID-19 vaccination in South DeKalb will be replaced by the Board of Health’s mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics, using the new mobile units purchased with CARES Act funding. For a calendar with daily clinic locations or to apply to become a host site, visit dekalbhealth.net/mobile-covid-19-vaccination-clinic/.
- In addition to mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics, COVID-19 vaccine will be available at all Board of Health regional health centers in DeKalb County. Residents may call to schedule an appointment or walk-in at their closest health center. For health center locations, visit dekalbhealth.net/services/health-centers/.
- The COVID-19 vaccination site at the Doraville MARTA station, located at 6000 New Peachtree Rd., in Doraville, will remain open and maintain its current hours, Tuesday through Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Individuals seeking vaccination at the Doraville site can still register and schedule an appointment via the Georgia Department of Public Health’s (DPH) Vaccine Registration and Administration Solution (VRAS) system, via the Board of Health’s website, by visiting dphvaccineGA.com or by simply walking up for service at the site. The registration website is available in English and Spanish.
For individuals without computer access, DPH provides a vaccine scheduling hotline. The phone number is 888-457-0186. This, which offers assistance in languages other than English, is staffed Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., and on weekends from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine, visit dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine or call 888-357-0169.