Kemp: COVID-19 vaccinations to start within weeks in Georgia

Kemp: COVID-19 vaccinations to start within weeks in Georgia
The director of the U.S. government's Operation Warp Speed says he expects 100% of Americans "that want the vaccine" will have had it by June.

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s governor says he expects health care workers in Georgia will begin being vaccinated against COVID-19 in the second or third week of December.

Gov. Brian Kemp’s remarks came Monday as nursing home executives appealed to the Republican to keep supporting them financially. Health officials are watching for an expected increase in coronavirus infections following Thanksgiving.

Georgia is averaging more than 3,000 confirmed and probable cases a day. Nearly 2,200 people were in Georgia hospitals on Monday with confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday, the highest number since Sept. 1.

The pandemic’s impact has been heavy at nursing homes, which have recorded nearly one third of all of Georgia’s deaths.

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