SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Gov. Brian Kemp has unveiled four mass vaccination sites that will open next week, operated by the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency.
The goal is to reach minority and underserved populations hit hardest by COVID-19. The governor said the four sites can administer a combined total of 22,000 doses each week.
At this time, there will not be a mass vaccination site in the Coastal Empire, but officials say the locations will serve Georgians from anywhere in the state. The locations are as follows:
- Delta Air Museum, 1220 Woolman Place SW, Hapeville, Georgia 30354
- Albany Georgia Forestry Site, 2910 Newton Road, Albany, GA 31701
- Habersham County Fairgrounds, 4235 Toccoa Highway Clarkesville, GA 30523
- Macon Farmers Market, 2055 Eisenhower Parkway, Macon, GA 31206
These sites will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting Feb. 22.
The governor and GEMA/HS also unveiled a new website to make pre-registration simple. Visit myvaccinegeorgia.com and follow the prompts.
Those who aren’t eligible for the vaccine can sign up on the new website to receive email updates.
Georgia is currently vaccinating under the expanded Phase 1a, which includes health care workers, first responders, individuals who are 65 and older and their caregivers.
But officials say that’s expected to change soon.
“Given the significant progress made over the last few weeks with vaccinating our 1a+ population, and the gradual increase in supply we are receiving from the federal government, the state and DPH will be finalizing plans for expanding within the next two weeks,” Kemp said.
Meanwhile, the state’s health commissioner says weather conditions have delayed this week’s shipments — and those doses may only arrive early next week.
Georgia receives nearly 200,000 doses from the federal government weekly with Walmart, Kroger and qualified health centers getting direct supply from providers.
According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, the state has given over 1,600,000 doses in total to date. Chatham County has administered nearly 70,000.
For more information on vaccine locations in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry, visit wsav.com/vaccine.