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Board of Health Set to Operate Special Hours Saturday for Second Dose Moderna Vaccination

DECATUR, Ga. – The DeKalb County Board of Health will open a vaccination site, usually closed on Saturdays, and extend hours at another site, to accommodate Moderna second doses affected by vaccine shipping delays last week.

Former Sam’s Club Vaccination Site (2994 Turner Hill Rd., Stonecrest, Ga., 30038)
open 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

  • Individuals previously scheduled for Monday, February 22, must return to the Stonecrest site on Saturday, February 27, between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Doraville MARTA Station Vaccination Site (6000 New Peachtree Rd., Doraville, Ga., 30340)
open 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

  • Individuals previously scheduled for Saturday, February 20, must return to the Doraville site at the time they were originally scheduled last Saturday, on Saturday, February 27, between 9:00 a.m. and noon.
  • Individuals previously scheduled for Monday, February 22, must return to the Doraville siteon Saturday, February 27, between noon and 4:00 p.m.

Anyone previously vaccinated at the Board of Health’s former BrandsMart USA site, should now come to the Doraville MARTA station for their second dose.

If the vaccination rescheduling accommodation provided is not feasible, please contact the DeKalb County Board of Health’s COVID-19 Call Center at (404) 294-3700, Option 1, for further accommodations. Individuals affected by last week’s delay are also being notified via e-mail and phone.

As the Board of Health receives additional doses, details for Tuesday’s makeup vaccinations will be released at that time.

Georgians that have not received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine now have the option of pre-registering for the COVID-19 vaccine at Even if individuals are not yet eligible, they can sign up and receive updates about eligibility. Vaccine appointments secured through this website will be administered by the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS). The closest mega site for DeKalb County residents is at the Delta Flight Museum, located near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The GEMA/HS sites are administering Pfizer first and second doses only.

The Board of Health is one of several health districts in Georgia to move to the Georgia Department of Public Health’s (DPH) online vaccine scheduling system. Those seeking vaccine can now visit and click on the “Health Dept Scheduling” icon. This scheduling system, like the system used to schedule COVID-19 testing, allows users to search for the closest vaccine appointment, based on the user’s ZIP Code. For individuals without computer access, DPH has also commissioned a new vaccine scheduling hotline – 888-457-0186. This hotline 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 and answers to frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, visit or call 888-357-0169.