Marty Kemp, Georgia's first lady (L), greets Dr. Kathleen Toomey, Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner, at a press conference to announce expanded COVID-19 testing throughout Georgia in August last year. Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images
Georgia's chief of the health department stated that workers at COVID-19 vaccination events in Georgia have been victims to "threats."
According to The Telegraph, Dr. Kathleen Toomey stated that one mobile inoculation site was shut down because of bullying.
Toomey stated, "This is wrong. This is absolutely wrong." "These people give their lives to help other people."
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Georgia's chief of the health department said that workers at state COVID-19 vaccination events were victims to "threats" and that one mobile site was shut down because of "bullying."
According to The Telegraph, Dr. Kathleen Toomey, the commissioner of the Department of Public Health in Pennsylvania, stated that she was aware of threats to her workers who were performing these vaccinations.
Toomey stated, "That shouldn’t happen to nurses working in the field to keep our state safe."
Toomey blasted the anti-vaccination campaigners' aggressive behavior, saying that she heard of one mobile vaccination event having to be closed down.
Toomey said, "This is wrong. This is absolutely wrong." These people give their lives to save others. We should thank them for helping to bring life-saving vaccines to the state.
The number of COVID-19 cases has been on the rise, particularly in Georgia, because of the more contagious Delta variant.
Only 43% of Georgians who are eligible for the coronavirus vaccination in Georgia have been fully inoculated.
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