N. Georgia counties set for COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Beginning Monday, COVID-19 vaccinations will be available to adults 65 years of age and older, their caregivers, and law enforcement and fire personnel in the six counties north of Atlanta served by the North Georgia Health District.

Health care workers and residents and staff of long-term care facilities already are eligible for the vaccinations, the district said. The district takes in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield counties. To schedule an appointment: www.nghd.org

In a separate announcement, Cherokee County said the state-run health department in Woodstock will be the primary location for vaccinations in that county.

“The over-65 phase is expected to take at least the rest of this month, with the expectation that the program will be expanded in early to mid-February to all adults over 31 years old,” especially front-line workers like teachers and food service employees, the county said.