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Kemp: State Mass Vaccination Sites Utilize 85% of Capacity in First Week

Governor Brian Kemp said Saturday that the first week of vaccinations at the four state-operated mass vaccination sites was a great success, and applauded the state partnership with the Georgia World Congress Center alternate care facility, which discharged its last remaining COVID-19 patient.

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“I thank the dedicated team at the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, along with their state agency partners at the Department of Public Health and the Georgia National Guard, for a very successful first week of vaccinations at our four state vaccination sites,” said Governor Kemp. “We continue to urge all current 1A+ eligible Georgians to schedule their appointment at myvaccinegeorgia.com. All four sites will be open and administering shots next week, Monday, March 1st, thru Friday, March 5th.”

“Demand at three of the four vaccination sites remained strong throughout the week,” said Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency Director Chris Stallings. “The GEMA team – in coordination with our state, local, and private sector partners – successfully executed the mission Governor Kemp assigned us, and we look forward to providing these life-saving vaccines to more Georgians in the weeks to come.

“Governor Kemp, local leadership, and many regional media partners helped drive increasing demand at the Dougherty County site as the week went on, with 804 doses being administered on Friday alone. We will continue to work with those community partners moving forward to maximize this valuable asset for the Southwest Georgia region.”

  • Habersham County site weekly total: 5,537
  • Delta Air Lines Museum site weekly total: 6,402
  • Macon/Bibb County site weekly total: 5,199
  • Dougherty County site weekly total: 1,402

Combined weekly total: 18,667, approximately 85% of total weekly capacity

If you are currently in the 1A+ vaccination criteria, schedule your COVID-19 vaccine appointment at myvaccinegeorgia.com. If you are not currently eligible but are included in the March 8th vaccine criteria expansion, please pre-register for a vaccine appointment.


Today, the Georgia World Congress Center alternate care facility discharged its last remaining COVID-19 patient.

“The World Congress Center has been a vital asset in the state’s hospital bed capacity plan throughout our battle with COVID-19,” said Governor Kemp. “The beds and staff housed at the Center provided critical relief for hospitals across the state, and I appreciate the authority’s partnership in serving the people of Georgia when they needed it most.”

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