Gov. Brian Kemp Announces Plan To Get More Georgians Vaccinated

Kara McIntyre

ATLANTA, GA — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said on Friday that the Georgia Department of Public Health will soon announce more information on its website for how eligible Georgians can find vaccination sites.

Last week, the state expanded who could get the coronavirus vaccine to include health care workers, first responders, long-term care facility residents and staff, and Georgians over the age of 65 — as long as adequate supplies were available. But some residents have reported calls going unanswered from county health departments, and websites not working, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Kemp said at the Friday news conference the public health department will post information online to better direct those eligible to get vaccinated to location sites. The governor also said starting today, and through this weekend, there will be four mass vaccination sites for health care workers in Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties.

“This has been, and will continue to be, a heavy lift for the state of Georgia,” he said. “We are making steady progress."

Kemp asked Georgians to be patient since the vaccine supply is low until more shipments can come in.

This article originally appeared on the Atlanta Patch