ATLANTA – State Representative Rob Leverett (R-Elberton) today issued the following statement regarding the Georgia Department of Public Health’s decision to temporarily suspend the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to The Medical Center of Elberton:
“Like all of my fellow Elbert Countians, I was surprised and deeply concerned to learn of the decision by the Georgia Department of Public Health to suspend the distribution and delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to The Medical Center of Elberton for a period of six months.
“In my view, this decision is grossly unfair to The Medical Center and unnecessarily harmful to the citizens of Elbert County and surrounding areas. The Medical Center acted in good faith and has undertaken the burden of distributing vaccines because they care about the health and well-being of our community.
“I am working diligently with state officials, including the Governor’s Office, to resolve this situation quickly and fairly and not jeopardize the accessibility of the vaccine to the citizens of Elbert County.
“I will continue to work every day on behalf of our health care professionals and for the safety, health and well-being of the citizens of Elbert County and House District 33. Thank you for your continued trust and support.”