Georgia is slated to receive additional coronavirus vaccines from the federal government. As indicated in a release from Governor Brian Kemp’s office on Tuesday night, the state will get over 25,000 more vaccines weekly; it marks a 16 percent incline from the previous allotment of 120,000 doses each week, bringing the weekly total to 145,900 doses.
Stated Governor Kemp, “Thanks to the Trump administration and Operation Warp Speed, the vaccine was created and made available to Georgians in record speed. Today, the Biden administration announced that Georgia will receive an increased weekly allocation, totaling 145,900 doses. Although we still expect demand to far exceed supply for the foreseeable future, this is no doubt welcome news, and we will work around the clock to get the vaccines distributed and safely administered as quickly as possible.”
Kemp conducted a press conference, along with the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey, earlier in the day about COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Georgia. Their update may be viewed on the Governor’s website, www.gov.georgia.gov, and via Facebook.
President Joe Biden gave an update on the fight against COVID-19 across the nation on Tuesday. The full text of his update is posted on the White House’s website at www.whitehouse.gov.