Georgia teachers, school staffers, others to join vaccine pool in March
But after a partial state survey suggesting tepid demand for vaccines from educators, as well as a slight increase in the state’s supply of vaccines, Kemp said Georgia is now prepared to significantly expand the pool.
The governor has faced tremendous backlash from teachers and parents angry that most educators have yet to receive vaccines in Georgia, upset at Kemp’s decision to move people age 65 and older from the third inoculation phase to the first, leapfrogging teachers in “Phase 1b” who were next in line.
Metro Atlanta school systems demanded that he prioritize teacher vaccinations, as have Democrats and other critics who noted that at least 28 other states have made some or all teachers eligible for the vaccine.
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