Four mass COVID-19 vaccination sites open today in Georgia

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 is to administer 1,100 vaccines today.

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Governor Brian Kemp and the state’s top emergency management officials held a news conference Monday morning to update Georgia’s COVID-19 vaccination distribution.

“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.

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

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“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.

On Sunday, Gov. Brian Kemp was in Albany visiting the Dougherty County vaccine location.

Kemp encouraged people to register with the state’s new vaccine portal, myvaccinegeorgia.com 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.

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