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Gov. Kemp expands eligible priority COVID-19 vaccine recipients

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Posted at 12:02 PM, Dec 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-31 12:02:40-05

ATLANTA, Ga. (WTXL) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey announced Wednesday night a plan that will add more Georgians to the eligible list to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

The following groups will now be eligible according to the announcement:

  • Adults aged 65 and older
  • Law enforcement officers
  • Firefighters
  • First Responders

These groups will be added to the already existing high priority group that includes healthcare workers and staff and residents of long-term care facilities.

The expanded administration of the vaccine is expected to begin within the next two weeks provided there is adequate vaccine supply available, according to Gov. Kemp.

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