Back in January, a handful of women founded the “Georgia COVID Appointment help” group on Facebook. Members and volunteers wanted to help those unfamiliar with technology get their shots. Now, they're navigating questions about booster shots and vaccine approval for children.
While Chatham’s average is slightly higher rate than Georgia’s overall vaccine rate of 42%, it falls woefully short of the levels needed to achieve “herd immunity,” when enough of the population is vaccinated in order to protect those that can’t be, such as children and immunocompromised people.
The additional vaccine sites add to four other locations that opened last month in metro Atlanta, Macon, Albany and Habersham County. The new sites will open in Savannah, Columbus, Waycross and Bartow and Washington counties.
The White House COVID-19 Response Team said Friday that while this week's storm affected deliveries to all 50 states, it is confident it can make up the backlog within the next week.
As the COVID-19 vaccine rolls out across Georgia, early data suggest a troubling trend that those most vulnerable to the virus are having the hardest time getting vaccinated. GPB’s Ellen Eldridge reports.
A community health center is now immunizing the local homeless population. But vaccination logistics, already complex, are compounded by the additional barriers in communication and transportation.
Officials announced a boost of about three million doses to the states and an additional one million to the federally run pharmacy program.
Missouri has canceled all state-run mass vaccination events for the week, as other states and cities across the South reschedule appointments and warn of delayed shipments.
With vaccine still scarce, and eligibility differing from place to place, some people have easier access to "extra" doses than others. Careful, ethicists warn. Going out of turn is a slippery slope.
By a 60%-to-27% margin, Americans said they thought Trump would go down as either one of the worst presidents in history or below average. President-elect Joe Biden is viewed more positively.
Experts argue that pushing out more COVID-19 vaccine doses to states sooner may be a good idea, even if it means there's a chance some people's second dose gets delayed.
Some rural areas, where health care is usually harder to get, appear to be leading the nation in delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine. But health leaders are cautioning there are caveats.
Could earlier access to the vaccine for some groups, like Native Americans, be a form of reparations for historical injustice?
Four Coastal Georgia nurses were among the state's first recipients of the vaccine against COVID-19.
Wes Wheeler, president of UPS Healthcare, told NPR Sunday that the first shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines is on its way to sites in all 50 states, complete with dry ice and Bluetooth technology.