Gov. Kemp: Georgia opens COVID vaccine to teachers, others

Kemp to announce plan to vaccinate Georgia teachers, other
Posted at 10:11 PM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-25 15:56:28-05

ATLANTA, Ga. (WTXL) — Governor Brian Kemp announced that teachers and some high-risk individuals are up next for COVID-19 vaccinations in Georgia.

Starting March 8, COVID-19 vaccine eligibility will expand to cover all pre-K through 12th-grade teachers, more high-risk individuals including their caregivers, and children with "complex conditions" and their parents.

Kemp also has faced pressure to open vaccinations to frontline workers like those who work in poultry processing plants.

"We will continue to see more demand than we have supply," said Kemp. "With the expanding criteria, I continue to ask Georgians for their patience."

Kemp said in just over two months, nearly 1.9 million vaccines have been administered to 1.2 million Georgians.