Live Coverage: Gov. Kemp speaks at Emory University Hospital

Governor Brian Kemp is speaking at Emory University Hospital on Tuesday to update Georgia’s COVID vaccine distribution plan.

About six million doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines are expected to be delivered across the U.S this week.

Georgia is expect to receive about 174,000 doses, which will help make up the 40,000 fewer doses the state expected this week from Pfizer.

>>Listen live on 95.5 WSB, in the WSB Radio App, or watch a live stream of the news conference below.

Emory University is one of several sites where the Moderna trials took place.

What are the differences between the two COVID-19 vaccines that have been given the green light?

Moderna shots don’t require the same ultra-cold storage as Pfizer’s, which need to be kept at around minus-94 degrees.

Moderna’s vaccines can be kept at about negative-4 degrees and refrigerated for 30-days before they expire.

When it comes to dosage, Moderna calls for two doses 28-days apart. Pfizer shots are also administered in two doses -- 21-days apart.

Health officials believe both vaccines are around 95% effective.

>>Read more here.


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