To all our current and future patients: the team at Atlanta Medical Clinic is always dedicated to your health and wellbeing.
With that said, we have several clinic practices in place that we are engaging in to ensure the health and safety of those visiting our clinic for treatment, including:
- Telemedicine Appointments Available
- We are checking temperatures at the door
- Minimizing waiting room occupancy by not allowing patient guests (unless required for mobility)
- Masks are worn by all staff
- Daily Enhanced sanitation/ disinfection of clinic surfaces
Recently, we have had several questions from our patients regarding the COVID vaccine in Atlanta. Hospitals around the country have started distributing the COVID-19 vaccine over the past few weeks to their employees who work on the front line.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Get the Vaccine at Atlanta Medical Clinic?
Unfortunately, our office has not been approved as a vaccine administration site.
Should I Get the Vaccine?
We recommend that our patients receive the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them. While you will not be able to get the vaccine at our office, we anticipate that pharmacies like CVS & Walgreens, as well as local health departments, will be distributing the vaccine.
When Will I Be Able to Get the Vaccine?
The vaccine is being rolled out in phases, many of which have subphrases. The CDC and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) are working in conjunction to rollout the vaccine appropriately. We are currently in Phase 1A, which allows for vaccination of healthcare workers and long-term care residents.
On December 30, 2020, the Governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp, announced a planned expansion of the Phase 1a vaccine rollout to include adults aged 65 and older, law enforcement, first responders and firefighters. The details and logistics are being worked out, but we anticipate this expansion to be implemented in the next few weeks.
Am I Considered High-Risk for Complications?
Georgia DPH is working with the CDC to determine how to prioritize high-risk populations. The CDC currently classifies adults with Type 2 Diabetes, Cancer, COPD, chronic kidney disease, etc., at an increased risk of severe complications due to COVID-19.
What Can I Do to Protect Myself?
In the meantime, it is still especially important to wear a face covering, maintain at least six feet between you and other people, wash/sanitize your hands as often as possible, and do not touch your face.
We realize you may have a lot of questions about the virus and the vaccination. Remember, this is new for all of us and we are navigating the waters as well.
Let us remain hopeful, optimistic and continue to do what we can do to prevent the spread of this virus.