Breaking: From Monday, people 55 and older become eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

press release from the office of Gov. Brian Kemp

Also individuals with disabilities and certain medical conditions

Atlanta, GA – Effective Monday, March 15, Georgians 55 and older and individuals with disabilities and certain medical conditions will become eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations. Gov. Brian Kemp made the announcement Wednesday.

As we have said from the beginning of this pandemic, we will protect the most vulnerable from severe illness, hospitalization and death, and ensure that Georgians can get back to normal as soon as possible,”  Kemp said in a press release. “With increased vaccine supply from the federal government, and significant progress made in vaccinating Georgia seniors and other high-risk individuals, this expanded vaccination eligibility will enable more people to get vaccinated over the next few weeks.”

This addition will make vaccines available to categories that account for 92 % of deaths in Georgia due to COVID-19. Provided that supplies are available, vaccine eligibility is expected to open to all adults in April. In the past 30 days, Georgia has administered more than one million vaccines. On March 17, a total of nine state mass vaccination sites will be operation.

To register for a vaccine at one of these sites, visit

For a complete list of health conditions that qualify for vaccination effective March 15, visit

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