ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp says the state is moving to expand those eligible in the state's current Phase 1A+ of COVID vaccine distribution.
Starting March 8, the following people can now be vaccinated: Pre-K thru 12 teachers and staff, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their caregivers, and parents of children with complex medical conditions.
Kemp did warn again that there is going to be a higher demand than supply.
He also said he would like to see kids back in school, "virtual schooling is leaving too many children behind.”
Over the next 10 days, educators and staff should work with their administrators to develop a plan for staff to be vaccinated and for students to get back to in-person learning.
Kemp says he hopes to further expand the plan to include Georgians who are not eligible over the age of 65+ to receive the vaccine later in March.
“Georgia will get back to normal,” he said. "Vaccines are a miracle of modern science.”
GEMA Director Chris Stallings says the website is ready to pre-register those who are now included in the latest addition, but that will not be able to actually schedule an appointment until that March 8 date.
Over the next few weeks, school superintendents will be partnering with public health officials to make a plan to get educators and staff vaccinated.