Need to get tested for COVID? Here’s how in your area.

You can get tested, and get the COVID-19 vaccine.
You can get tested, and get the COVID-19 vaccine.(KPLC)
Published: Aug. 6, 2021 at 10:56 AM EDT|Updated: Dec. 27, 2021 at 5:43 PM EST
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ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - The Georgia Department of Health is partnering with Mako Medical to offer COVID-19 testing events across Georgia. There are no eligibility requirements other than having a Georgia address.

For a booster shot, individuals should wait at least six months after their initial COVID-19 shots.

So far, these are the counties where the testing is available in the WALB viewing area: Coffee, Colquitt, Decatur, Dougherty and Thomas counties.

The test is a PCR test done by mid-nasal swab to determine the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This is not an antigen or antibody test.

Testing information through Mako can be found here.

Need to find another testing site?

The Georgia Department of Public Health has an online search option to find where to get tested for COVID-19 in your area. Testing is also available at health departments across the state.

Below are links for COVID testing at the hospital systems in the WALB viewing area:

Looking for a self-test? Below are some places selling them.

For more information on self-testing for COVID-19, click here.

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