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It’s one shot and no appointment needed at Georgia’s eight state-run mass vaccination sites. Starting Monday, the sites are offering the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine and are no longer accepting appointments. 

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Georgia is opening up four mass vaccination sites to inoculate people against COVID-19. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said at a news conference Thursday the sites will be up and running on Monday. 

They will be in Albany, Macon, Habersham County and at the Delta Flight Museum around Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. Kemp said the sites will be strategically located near underserved populations. The goal is for the sites to have the capacity to administer 22,000 vaccines a week, with the ability to increase capacity when additional supplies become available.

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Georgia officials are warning that the state may not see a jump in its weekly allotment of 120,000 coronavirus vaccine doses until April.

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After a slow start to its coronavirus vaccine rollout, Georgia is reporting progress in getting people injected.

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says the state will again use a convention center for patient beds amid a surge in coronavirus cases that is straining hospital capacity.

Kemp said Tuesday the Georgia World Congress Center will have 60 beds and should be able to take patients starting next week.

He expects the center to serve as an overflow hospital through January. Kemp said the virus remained a threat despite the rollout of a vaccine.

He encouraged residents to meet virtually over the holidays or gather outdoors with just a few people in the same household.