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    Georgia Sen. Jon Ossoff tours Atlanta Community Vaccination Center

    Sen. Jon Ossoff visits Atlanta Community Vaccination Center

    Photo By Spc. Daniel Thompson | U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Dwayne Wilson, Assistant Adjutant General, Georgia Army National...... read more read more

    ATLANTA, GA, UNITED STATES

    03.29.2021

    Story by Spc. Daniel Thompson 

    Federal Vaccine Response

    ATLANTA-- U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff of Georgia toured and gave a press conference at the Community Vaccination Center in the Mercedes-Benz stadium, Atlanta, March 29, 2021.

    At the direction of the President of the United States, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has set up vaccination administration locations within communities-in-need across the U.S. Military members arrived to support these state-run, federally-supported Community Vaccination Centers at the request of FEMA.

    “I’m here to encourage Metro Atlantans to get vaccinated at this outstanding facility. It’s convenient, it’s safe, and it’s necessary to continue this fight against COVID-19,” said Ossoff. “Make a plan now to get this vaccine and to get your family vaccinated. It is vital to the effort to defeat COVID-19. We’re making progress.”

    The CVC is operating on flexible hours to accommodate community member’s schedules to make appointments during normal work hours.

    "We have 15 total days that we're going to be here for nighttime operations. We're trying to remove the barriers and offer non-traditional hours,” said Matthew Kallmyer, Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency director. “We have free parking abilities and 15 days to take us between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., as well as weekend operations."

    Gracia Szczech, the FEMA Region 4 administrator, said this is a whole-of-government effort as various federal, state, and local agencies work hand-in-hand with the Department of Defense to rapidly execute the mission of vaccination administration.
    “We’re here to support the state and the country in this effort. They have given us everything that we need,” Szczech said. “We’re supplying Title 10 forces that are helping with the vaccination, which is up to 42,000 doses a week.”

    Ossoff thanked the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, the Department of Defense, Soldiers from Fort Stewart, and the National Guard. He also thanked Brig. Gen. Dwayne Wilson, Assistant Adjutant General of the Georgia Army National Guard.

    U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North, remains committed to providing continued, flexible Department of Defense support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency as part of the whole-of-government response to COVID-19.


    For more information, visit www.FederallySupportedCommunityVaccinationCenters.gov.

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    Date Taken: 03.29.2021
    Date Posted: 04.08.2021 02:08
    Story ID: 392614
    Location: ATLANTA, GA, US 

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