Mercedes-Benz vaccine site remains open as alternative for Cobb Residents
Cobb County residents who want to get vaccinated, but have had difficulty getting an appointment, should consider nearby Fulton County as an alternative.
As appointment options are not readily available in Cobb, and other vaccination sites are winding down their operations, Fulton County announced that the COVID-19 vaccination mega-site at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will stay open four weeks longer than expected. The downtown Atlanta location will now stay open through June 15 instead of mid-May. The extension means nearly 35,000 more weekly vaccine doses can be given to residents.
Since its opening in January, the site has provided up to about 4,000 vaccination doses per day. In March, FEMA began its partnership with Fulton to expand the location to offer up to about 12,000 daily. Residents can continue to register online for appointments, and the site will continue to have some specific walk-up days where residents can get vaccinated without an appointment.
After June 15, the county plans to continue running the location as a Fulton-only site until September or possibly earlier, when the venue starts hosting events such as Falcons games and concerts again.
The stadium is one of three vaccination sites the county launched since January, with the other two being the North Point one in Alpharetta and the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park.
In Cobb County, the Cobb & Douglas Public Health Vaccine Appointments website says all COVID-19 vaccine appointments at both Jim Miller Park and Arbor Place Mall/Sears Parking Lot are full and that you should continue to check their website and social media page for new appointments to open up.