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Georgia Promises Hundreds of Vaccine Events to Boost Uptake

ATLANTA — Georgia officials say state health workers and others will participate in more than 370 community vaccination events between now and July 4th, trying to push up the state’s lagging rate of COVID-19 vaccination.

Georgia ranks in the bottom 10, per capita, for vaccinations, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data.

The announcement came Thursday, the day before Vice President Kamala Harris will visit Atlanta Friday to promote vaccination.

Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock also released a public service announcement urging Georgians to get a shot.

Despite the low vaccination rates, Public Health Commissioner Kathleen Toomey says she remains hopeful that Georgia can reach 70% to 80% of the eligible population in coming months.

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