Georgia administers over two-thirds of shipped COVID-19 doses, outpacing national average

Currently inoculating persons in nursing homes, healthcare workers, first responders, seniors 65+

Atlanta, GA – Gov. Brian Kemp announced that as of Friday, Jan. 29, the State of Georgia has administered over 2/3 of shipped doses of COVID-19 vaccine. At 67.13 %, it outpaces the national average of 56.66 %.

“This marks an important milestone in Georgia’s vaccination efforts, but make no mistake: we are not letting up,” Kemp said in a press release. “We will continue to work diligently alongside providers and public health facilities across the state to administer this life-saving vaccine quickly and effectively. Together, we will beat this virus and ensure a safe and swift return to normal for the people of Georgia.”

As of 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29, Georgia’s vaccination numbers were as follows:
887,399 total doses administered.
+50,881 doses reported since Thursday, Jan. 28.
67.13 % administered of total doses shipped.

To view providers offering vaccinations or other important COVID-19 information, visit the Georgia Department of Public Health website. If you live in the Walton County area, qualify under the A1 criteria and would like to schedule an appointment, click or tap on this link. At this time, however, all the appointments at close Kroger, Publix or Ingles locations are fully booked.

To view the Georgia Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, click here. It only has one location listed, Medlink Family Heath Clinic in Monroe, which does have a number to call to schedule an appointment.
As of Thursday, Jan. 28, 418,584 Georgians who are 65+ had received the COVID-19 vaccine according to Kemp’s office. Seniors who are 65+ are currently included in the expanded 1A criteria that is currently being dispersed. Members of this community and are being encouraged to make an appointment to receive their vaccine with a local health provider.

“Our top priority is getting vaccines in the arms of the most vulnerable Georgians: our seniors,” Kemp said. “Thanks to our expanded weekly allocation from the federal government, we will continue taking necessary steps to protect elderly Georgians – especially those in our nursing homes – frontline healthcare workers, and first responders. Demand for the vaccine still vastly outweighs supply, so I continue to ask all Georgians to wear a mask, practice social distancing, and follow public health guidance as we get shots in arm as safely and as quickly as possible.”

Kemp confirmed that 99.5% of nursing homes have successfully had their first clinic through the Operation Warp Speed partnership with CVS and Walgreens. CVS has reportedly completed all nursing homes first clinics and 40% of second clinics. Walgreens has reportedly completed 73 nursing homes first clinics and 32% of second clinics, collectively administering 11,024 total doses by Thursday.

“The public-private partnership through Operation Warp Speed, CVS, and Walgreens has nearly completed all first clinics in Georgian nursing homes,” Kemp continued in the release. “Staff and residents of our skilled nursing facilities have been among the hardest hit by COVID-19 across the country and here in Georgia. This significant progress is certainly good news.”

CVS and Walgreens have respectively completed 75% and 63% of first clinics in non-nursing home long term care facilities.

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