On Monday, Georgia will open four COVID-19 vaccination sites across the state. The sites will be distributed statewide in Fulton, Bibb, Dougherty and Habersham counties.
The stage is set at the Delta Flight Museum for the first doses to be administered on Monday.
“When we got the phone call, we said absolutely, count on us,” said Robb Pitts, chairman of the Fulton County Commission.
Fulton County Commission Chairman Robb Pitts told FOX 5 he was delighted to learn that the state chose a vaccination site in southern Fulton County.
“The importance of that location to Fulton County is because it’s on the south side, but it also borders Clayton County, and that’s the area where a lot of underserved people live,” Pitts said.
Officials from the National Guard, GEMA, and the Georgia State Patrol will assist with the operation of the four vaccine sites.
Governor Brian Kemp spent Sunday in Albany touring the vaccination site there. The state now receives nearly 200,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine each week. It’s unclear when the state will get substantially more, but the mass vaccination sites are designed to handle more vaccines.
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“We are really in a position to serve as many people as possible. The only limiting factor for us right now is the availability of vaccines,” Pitts said.
Each of the four sites will begin vaccinating 1,100 people per day, for a total of up to 22,000 people per week. The state is asking eligible individuals to pre-register for an appointment at myvaccinegeorgia.com.
The wait now is more vaccines to meet the demand.
“The question now is how many vaccines can we get and when can we get them,” said Pitts.
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