4 mass COVID-19 vaccination sites open Monday in Georgia

ATLANTA — The state is opening four mass COVID-19 vaccination sites. The sites are scattered across Georgia: in Fulton, Habersham, Bibb and Dougherty counties.

At the location in Fulton County, at the Delta Flight Museum, vaccinations began at 8 a.m. Those with appointments will check in and head to one of five drive-thru lanes to get their shot.

The goal was to administer 1,100 vaccines on Monday.

“Our goal is 1,100 per day for the first two weeks and then 2,000 per day after that, and depending on how much dose we get, we might be able to increase for there,” said GEMA homeland Security officer Sherri Russo.

Gov. Brian Kemp said Monday they’ve administered 1.75 million doses of the vaccine in Georgia.

“There have now been 1.75 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered here in Georgia. That accounts for 89% of our supply,” Kemp said.

When those additional doses come, many will be administered inside the Delta Air Museum as a supplement to the drive-thru vaccinations.

“The most important thing is to make sure you register and have an appointment and bring your QR code with you to speed up the process considerably,” Russo said.

“We will continue to focus on how we can prevent future deaths and that’s by getting as many shots into the arms of seniors as we possibly can as quickly,” Kemp said.

Kemp encouraged people to register with the state’s new vaccine portal, or call 1-844-275-3428, even if you aren’t eligible yet.

Vaccines are currently open to people eligible in Phase 1A, which includes people over 65 and their caregivers, health care workers, law enforcement and EMS personnel and residents and staff of long-term care facilities.

Kemp said they’re staying flexible based on the area that has the most need, but he said he plans to open more mass vaccinations sites as soon as the state gets more supply.

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Donovan Larsen

Donovan is a columnist and associate editor at the Dark News. He has written on everything from the politics to diversity issues in the workplace.

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