|Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp announced late last week that, for the second straight week, Georgia has more than doubled its number of reported COVID-19 vaccinations. However, there were not many opportunities available yet for residents in Walton County. Although there were limited opportunities available in Loganville, Monroe Mayor John Howard was still expressing frustration at the lack of availability for Monroe residents.|
Kemp said that between Monday, Jan. 11, to Monday, Jan. 18, the Georgia Department of Public Health reported an increase from 206,900 to 423,011 vaccines administered. By Sunday, Jan. 23, more than 650,000 doses had been administered in Georgia.
“While supply for the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 remains extremely limited, these numbers show encouraging progress in our efforts to work through backlogs in provider reporting and get Georgians vaccinated quickly and safely,” Kemp said in a press release. “Thanks to the hard work of public health officials and the support of private sector partners like Publix, Kroger, Ingles, Walmart, CVS, and Walgreens, we are making strides to vaccinate our expanded 1 (a) populations. We still have a long way to go, but we will continue working tirelessly to get shots in arms and win the fight against COVID-19.”
1 (a) populations are EMS Emergency first responders, medical and frontline healthcare workers – those dealing with actual healthcare and longterm care facilities. The expanded phases will include critical infrastructure positions, such as court, fire, police, the nuclear power plant and those 65 and older with co-morbidities and then those over the age of 65.
Medlink in Monroe is currently a site given by the Georgia Department of Public Health as a COVID-19 site. For information click here.
To view the Georgia Department of Public Health’s vaccine dashboard, click here.
For information on vaccine appointments at these Publix, Kroger, and Ingles, visit the links below:Additional information on Publix COVID-19 vaccine appointments is available here.
Additional information on Kroger COVID-19 vaccine appointments is available here.
Additional information on Ingles COVID-19 vaccine appointments is available here.