Gov. Kemp to visit Augusta University on March 17

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Augusta University President Brooks A. Keel, PhD, and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp.

Gov. Brian P. Kemp will join Augusta University leadership for a COVID-19 vaccine roundtable  at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, at the Georgia Cancer Center‘s M. Bert Storey Research Building.

Augusta University President Brooks A. Keel, PhD, Augusta University Health CEO Katrina Keefer and other leaders will join the roundtable. Watch a livestream of the press conference at 11:30 on the AU Health Facebook page.

Kemp has previously praised the efforts of Augusta University and AU Health to distribute the vaccine.

“Like every other state across the country, the pandemic introduced the dire need for rapid, accurate, and widely available testing — an infrastructure the Department of Public Health literally created from scratch,” Kemp said in his State of the State address in January. “But we persevered through significant supply chain challenges. We brought in the Georgia National Guard and contracted with Augusta University to boost testing, set up mega sites and drive-thru testing operations, and engage hard-to-reach communities to help identify cases and slow the spread of the virus.”

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