ATLANTA – FEMA, partnering with the state of Georgia, Fulton County, and the City of Atlanta opened a Community Vaccination Center (CVC) site today at Mercedes-Benz Stadium (MBS), in downtown Atlanta.
This site expands Fulton County Board of Health’s current operations to deliver up to 42,000 doses of vaccine per week. Military personnel from Fort Stewart and other installations across the U.S. will support the delivery of these additional vaccines.
Vaccines for CVCs are provided to the state in addition to the regular vaccine allocations they are receiving. These additional vaccine doses are made possible through an increase in production and availability.
“We are committed to the equitable distribution of the vaccine and our top priority is to ensure everyone who wants a vaccine gets one,” said Gracia Szczech, regional administrator for FEMA Region IV. “Expanding this vaccination center in downtown Atlanta will help make that happen. We work closely with the state and local government, and our partnership with the Mercedes-Benz Stadium is key to making it possible.”
FEMA will continue outreach to underserved communities in the Atlanta area to inform and build trust about the benefits of getting vaccinated.
The Mercedes-Benz Stadium CVC site in Atlanta will follow Georgia’s eligibility requirements. To register for the vaccine, individuals can visit the portal at Georgia Department of Public Health.
FEMA is supporting Georgia, Fulton County, and the City of Atlanta in their response to COVID-19. Visit Federally Supported Community Vaccination Centers | FEMA.gov for more information.