Governor Brian Kemp announced Wednesday evening that the state of Georgia has given more than 1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, with roughly half going to seniors.

“Thanks to the hard work of our healthcare heroes, we have delivered 1 million vaccines and taken the first step in protecting over 500,000 seniors from COVID-19,” said Governor Kemp.

The official figures: 1,030,872 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine given 502,393 doses to seniors. Overall, Georgia had managed 66 percent of the total vaccine shipment it received from the federal government by Wednesday.

“Every dose of vaccine administered in Georgia benefits the state,” said Dr. med. Kathleen E. Toomey, MPH. “Vaccination and basic prevention measures together offer the best protection against COVID-19 and help us save lives and beat this pandemic.”

Georgia remains on the 1A + distribution plan announced before the vaccine was dispensed. The 1A + population includes seniors over 65, first aiders, law enforcement officers, and healthcare workers.

More information about the COVID-19 vaccine, including the latest state data, can be found here.

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