ATLANTA (WJBF) – Georgia Governor Brian Kemp delivered an update on COVID-19 vaccinations in the state, Wednesday afternoon.

During the press conference, Governor Kemp announced that vaccines eligibility will expand to those 55 and older, beginning March 15, as well as adults with serious health conditions, as defined by the CDC, including:

  • Asthma (moderate to severe)
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Heart Conditions
  • Immunocompromised State
  • Liver Disease
  • Neurologic conditions
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Thalassemia (blood disorder)

He then said eligibility will expand further to ALL adults in Georgia, in the first part of April.

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For individuals aged 16 and 17 who are in an eligible population for vaccination, Pfizer is the only vaccine currently approved for these ages.