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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Drive-through COVID vaccinations come to Cobb

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Update: 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12

The Cobb & Douglas Public Health website has been up and running Tuesday, but as of Tuesday evening did not show any available slots in Cobb County. 

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in a press conference Tuesday afternoon said the state is working on increasing vaccine distribution, with the vaccine situation evolving and expected to continue to evolve as the federal government transitions to the Biden administration.

Vaccine providers within the state are being told not to hold back vaccines to be used as a second dose for recipients, Kemp said, as an effort to get vaccines in the arms of as many people as possible.

Residents wishing to pursue the vaccine via private providers can find a list of vaccine sites at https://dph.georgia.gov/locations/covid-vaccination-site .


Previous update at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11: 

The  website taking applications for COVID vaccinations for people over the age of 65 has remained down through nearly the entirety of Monday.  The Cobb & Douglas Public Health website crashed due to an overwhelming response. Officials with Cobb & Douglas Public Health are working to bring the servers back online. They ask for your patience and apologize for any inconvenience.

Visit https://dph.georgia.gov/locations/covid-vaccination-site for a list of sites were vaccinations are available.


Those interested in receiving emails with updates concerning the COVID-19 vaccine and when appointments will be available to them should visit http://www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.com/covid-vaccine/ and fill out the short form on the webpage.

Cobb & Douglas Public Health says this is the BEST way for you to receive updates concerning the COVID-19 vaccine. The website also provides facts and answers many frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Read on for additional details.


Cobb & Douglas Public Health to provide COVID-19 vaccinations at Jim R. Miller Park

(From Cobb County Government)

Cobb and Douglas Public Health has converted the Jim R Miller Park facility to a drive-through COVID vaccination center.  

Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH) will begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine to residents in Phase 1A on Thursday, Jan. 7 at Jim R. Miller Park instead of the current site at the Marietta Public Health Center. Phase 1A includes healthcare personnel working on the front lines of the pandemic. 

A vaccination appointment system has been created exclusively for Phase 1A participants and they will receive an email from CDPH on how to register after they complete the enrollment form. Participants in Group 1A will be asked for proof of healthcare personnel status and priority will be given to Cobb and Douglas County residents.    

Beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 12, CDPH will begin vaccinating residents in Phase 1A+. This phase includes public safety professionals and individuals age 65 years and older. An appointment system for people in Phase 1A+ will be available on the CDPH website beginning on Monday, Jan. 11.

Jim R. Miller Park has served as a full time COVID-19 testing site since April 2020 and will now serve as a full time COVID-19 vaccination site. CDPH will continue to offer COVID-19 testing at satellite locations throughout Cobb and Douglas Counties.  Testing registration may still be found at www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.com.

Points to Remember: CDPH will administer vaccines by appointment only. Participants will be asked to remain on-site for 15 minutes for post-vaccination observation. No walk-up appointments are available — participants must remain in their vehicle to receive the vaccine and be accessible to clinical staff providing the shot.  Residents are also reminded that many healthcare providers, in addition to public health, are gearing up to provide this service across the county next week. 

About Cobb & Douglas Public Health

Cobb & Douglas Public Health, along with the Georgia Department of Public Health, has been committed to the mission of "Healthier Lives. Healthier Community.” since 1920. We are dedicated to improving our residents’ quality of life by tracking and preventing the spread of disease, promoting health and safety, providing exceptional medical services, and ensuring that our community is prepared for public health emergencies. For more information, visit cobbanddouglaspublichealth.org.

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