Lt. Gov. Duncan calls Augusta University Health vaccine sites a model for Georgia

Written by Taylor Lamb

Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan said Augusta University Health‘s community clinics to bring COVID-19 vaccinations to underserved areas could serve as a “model for other areas around the state” during a visit Feb. 25.

Duncan, along with state Sens. Ben Watson and Max Burns, visited AU Health’s pop-up clinic at Good Shepherd Baptist Church for a tour and roundtable discussion. They were joined by Augusta University President Brooks A. Keel, PhD, AU Health CEO Katrina Keefer, AU Health Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Phillip Coule and other AU representatives.

“We know that this pandemic has taken a disproportionate toll on underserved communities, including many of those surrounding Augusta University’s campuses,” Keel said. “As the state’s academic medical center, it is our responsibility to make sure no community is left behind, and that commitment is rooted right here in our home city of Augusta.”

Read more about the visit in the Augusta Chronicle and see photos from the event in the slideshow.