Georgia approaches 665,000 seniors vaccinated against COVID-19

GEORGIA — The state of Georgia says they are making slow and steady progress in the battle to get residents vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Governor Brian Kemp’s office says nearly 665,000 Georgia seniors have now been vaccinated and that the state has used more than 75% of vaccine doses sent to the state by the Federal Government.

“Since our fight with COVID-19 began, it has been clear the virus poses the biggest risk of death or serious illness to our seniors. We have structured our vaccine rollout around the science, prioritizing the most at risk - including those over 65,” said Gov. Kemp

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“With well over half a million seniors having received their first vaccine dose, we are making significant headway toward ensuring our most vulnerable are protected. I look forward to Georgia receiving additional supply in the coming weeks, so we can expand our vaccine criteria and ensure more Georgians who want to be vaccinated can do so safely and efficiently,” Kemp added.

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The Governor’s Office produced a video to talk about the latest updates on the vaccination process.


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