Gov. Kemp: Over 900k Seniors Vaccinated, Georgia Ahead of National Average in Senior Vaccinations
The Georgia Department of Public Health's COVID-19 vaccine dashboard reported Sunday afternoon that over 900,000 Georgia seniors had received at least one vaccine dose, and 81% of all statecontrolled doses had been administered. According to American Community Survey population estimates, with a total of 1.4 million people over the age of 65, Georgia has vaccinated 64% of its senior population. The national average of seniors receiving at least one dose, according to CDC and American Community Survey data, is 58%.
'Georgia continues to beat the national average when it comes to vaccinating our most vulnerable citizens,' said Governor Kemp. 'Due to those over the age of 65 accounting for 77% of Georgia deaths due to COVID-19, our vaccination distribution plan prioritized them early — before the CDC recommended doing so — in order to save more lives with the limited doses the state received from the federal government.
'Starting tomorrow, given the expanded supply of vaccines and the significant progress we have made in protecting our most vulnerable, more high-risk Georgians will be eligible to receive the vaccines. Please go to myvaccinegeorgia. com to register for an appointment with one of our four state-operated mass vaccination sites, connect with your local public health department, or view appointments offered by over 2,000 private healthcare providers at dph.georgia.gov.'