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GEMA/HS to Open Five Additional Mass Vaccination Sites March 17

These drive-through sites will add an additional capacity for 20,000 first doses per week to the 22,000 doses currently available at the existing sites.

Governor Brian Kemp announced today that the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency will be opening five new mass vaccination sites for COVID-19 throughout the state. The sites will be opened March 17.

These drive-through sites will add an additional capacity for 20,000 first doses per week to the 22,000 doses currently available at the existing GEMA/HS mass vaccination sites.

The new sites will operate Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and will be located in the following cities:

  • Columbus-Muscogee Site – Columbus, GA
  • Washington County Site – Sandersville, GA
  • Chatham County Site – Savannah, GA
  • Bartow County Site – Emerson, GA
  • Ware County Site –  Waycross, GA

“These additional sites mean even greater access to the vaccine for Georgians,” said Chris Stallings, GEMA/HS Director. “Our partnerships with Gulfstream Aerospace and public partners are enabling us to provide these additional resources for communities across the state, and we are grateful for their hospitality.”

Appointments are required to receive a vaccine, and although registrations are not yet available for these sites, residents can preregister for vaccination at MyVaccineGeorgia.com. Effective March 8, Pre-K through 12 educators and staff, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their caregivers, and parents of children with complex medical conditions are eligible for vaccination, in addition to individuals who meet the phase 1A+ guidelines. Phase 1A+ includes healthcare workers, residents and staff of long-term care facilities, adults aged 65+ and their caregivers, and first responders (law enforcement, fire personnel including volunteer fire departments, dispatchers and 9-1-1 operators).

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