Georgia vaccine eligibility expands starting March 15
ATLANTA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Governor Brian Kemp expanded eligibility for the coronavirus vaccine.
Kemp expanded eligibility for the vaccine on Monday to teachers. He now plans to add to the list.
Georgians over 55-years-old and individuals with disabilities can receive their first dose of the vaccine starting March 15.
Georgians over 16-years-old can receive the Pfizer vaccine if they have certain medical conditions. The qualifying conditions increase the risk of severe illness associated with COVID-19 complications. Those conditions include:
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Heart Conditions
- Overweight and Obesity
- Sickle Cell Disease
For a complete list of health conditions that qualify for vaccination effective March 15, visit https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine.
In a news release Kemp says that the goal is to protect the most vulnerable from severe illness, and help Georgia get back to normal. The state-administered more than one million vaccines in the last 30 days. Nine mass vaccination sites will be operational by March 17.
To register for a vaccine at one of these sites, visit MyVaccineGeorgia.com.