Georgia has not yet reached the halfway point in giving first doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the roughly 2 million people currently eligible more than a month after the state’s distribution program began, Gov. Brian Kemp said Tuesday. The number of shots administered to Georgia health care workers, nursing home residents and staff, first responders and people ages 65 and older has gone up in recent weeks after a halting mid-December start, Kemp said at a news onference in the state Capitol. But state officials still do not know when the Biden administration will increase Georgia’s current weekly allocation of 120,000 doses, an amount that lags far behind the millions of doses needed to halt the virus’ spread.
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