Atlanta Allergy & Asthma News

Vaccine Eligibility Expanded to Include Asthma – Proof of Diagnosis Questions

Updated on Thursday, March 11, 2021

Gov. Brian Kemp has announced that COVID-19 vaccine eligibility will now include Georgians with serious health conditions, including asthma. Please see lists below for accepted conditions and dates for eligibility.

People can register at Those who qualify because of a medical condition can pre-register beginning Monday, 3/15 at 6 a.m.

Vaccine Hotline 888-357-0169.

Many Atlanta Allergy & Asthma patients have inquired about proof of diagnosis to receive the vaccine. According to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) registrants (online or via phone) must complete a brief questionnaire to determine eligibility. Obtaining a printout of your last office visit from your Patient Portal should provide the necessary information to complete DPH’s questionnaire. No physician letter is required.

If you need help accessing your Patient Portal, reset your password.

If you need further assistance with your Portal Account, please speak with a Patient Account Manager by calling 770-953-3331 and choosing Option 2.

Beginning March 8th, the following become eligible:

Parents of children with complex medical conditions who are at high risk for COVID complications:

  • Asthma (moderate to severe)
  • Critical congenital heart disease
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Diabetes
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) including organ transplant (bone marrow or solid organ) within 2 years
  • Malignancies requiring active treatment
  • Obesity (BMI > 95%)
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Significant neurologic injury or condition (e.g. hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, traumatic brain injury, congenital anomaly, acute flaccid myelitis) with functional/developmental impairment (e.g. cerebral palsy, developmental disability, prematurity, mitochondrial disease)
  • Technology dependence (e.g. BiPAP, trach)

On Monday March 15th, the following will become eligible:

Georgians (16 years and older) with the following high-risk health conditions:

  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Cystic fibroses
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Heart conditions
  • Immunocompromised state
  • Liver disease
  • Neurological conditions, like dementia, Parkinson's, ALS
  • Overweight and obesity (BMI > 25kg/m2)
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Thalassemia