Coronavirus

Where Georgia Stands In Rolling Out COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

A vial of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is pictured at a coronavirus vaccine center.
A vial of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is pictured at a coronavirus vaccine center.
Credit Christophe Ena / Associated Press

Starting next week, Georgians who are 65-years or older will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations. Many health districts have already started booking appointments.

Georgia Department of Public Health officials recently expanded the first group of people eligible for vaccinations. This, after a slow uptake left doses sitting, unused, in freezers across Georgia.

WABE health reporter and host of our coronavirus podcast, ‘Did You Wash Your Hands?’ Sam Whitehead joined ‘All Things Considered’ host Jim Burress to talk about how Georgia is doing with its vaccine rollout.

That’s after Gov. Brian Kemp spoke to reporters on Friday, saying the state has the capacity to administer just under 12 thousand doses every week. More than 10 million people reside in Georgia.

Lily Oppenheimer contributed to this report. 

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