Monday opens vaccinations for teachers and other groups in Georgia

After several weeks, Monday is the day state education workers can begin to get their COVID-19 shots. Roughly 250,000 employees in Georgia’s public schools – kindergarten through high school – are now eligible to receive vaccines.

They’re not the only groups now eligible. Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their caregivers can get shots. In addition, parents of children with complex medical conditions.

In all, the newly eligible will add roughly one million more Georgians able to get COVID-19 shots.

Last week, Governor Brian Kemp said the entire first shipment of the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine – 83,000 single-shot doses – will be earmarked for education employees.

Previous surveys indicated around 45% of school employees wanted to get the shot. But recent surveys show the number might now be higher.

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