ICYMI: Senator Reverend Warnock visits Morehouse School of Medicine, Delta Flight Museum Mass Vaccination Facility Following Passage of Historic Covid Relief Bringing Billions of Aid to Georgia

Senator Reverend Warnock: “[Georgia voters] have helped the whole nation because let’s be clear—this COVID-19 package passed in the United States Senate by one vote—Georgia made the difference.”
WJBF: “U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock toured one of the state’s mass vaccination sites in Atlanta, where he met with members of GEMA and the National Guard, and talked about vaccine distribution equity. Senator Warnock says he’s pushing for funds in Congress to help Georgia families – especially those in rural communities and communities of color – to have better access to healthcare.”

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Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the day after voting for the American Rescue Plan and the billions it delivers to hardworking Georgians in every corner of the state, U.S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) visited Morehouse School of Medicine to receive an update by clinical and academic experts on COVID-19 vaccine distribution and trial studies, to learn more about best practices for equitable vaccine distribution, and to discuss how federal investment from the most recent COVID-19 relief package will aid and accelerate statewide vaccination efforts. After the visit, Senator Warnock traveled to Georgia’s Mass Vaccination Site at the Delta Flight Museum to tour the facility, and meet with medical professionals leading the site’s vaccination rollout process.

MOREHOUSE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

(Photo courtesy of Chris Ranks of Rank Studios)

At Morehouse School of Medicine, Senator Warnock met with Sandra Harris-Hooker, Ph.D., Vice President and Executive Vice Dean for Research and Academic Administration; Gregory Antoine, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer; Dr. Michelle Nichols, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Medical Director; Dr. Lilly Cheng Immergluck, Principle Investigator and Physician; and Priscilla Pemy, Director of Clinical Trials to discuss operations and benefits of the American Rescue Plan’s proposed funds for the facility. Senator Warnock recounted his vaccination at Morehouse and encouraged all Georgians to receive their vaccines when they are available to them. Morehouse School of Medicine has spearheaded efforts to administer vaccines to hard-hit communities of color and others as they expand to church sites to further execute an equitable distribution.

Senator Reverend Warnock: “Institutions like Morehouse School of Medicine are leading the charge in an equitable vaccine distribution in some of our hardest hit communities of color. This is where I received my vaccine – and I am here to report I am standing and doing just fine. Do not be afraid of the vaccine – be concerned about the virus. Vaccinations are an important tool in the arsenal against the virus.”

MASS VACCINATION SITE @ DELTA

Later in the day, Senator Warnock was also welcomed by Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA) officials, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) personnel, Delta Airlines leaders, and National Guard representatives. He toured the facility and received an updated briefing on the operations of the site, which is one of several in the state being funded by the federal government. Senator Warnock again thanked Georgians for electing him to the U.S. Senate to deliver bold and substantial relief, which helps make operations such as the Delta Flight Museum site possible through federal funding.

Senator Reverend Warnock: “This vaccine site is good news for all of us. I want to encourage everyone when it is your opportunity to get your vaccine do it without delay. We fought hard for the massive and bold funding heading to Georgia; $2 billion to assist our vaccination process, contract tracing, rural hospitals, healthcare affordability and efforts to expand Medicaid because we understand impacts of hard-hit communities of rural Georgia and communities of color and what this aid will mean for them.”

Senator Reverend Warnock: I want to thank Georgia for honoring me and Senator Jon Ossoff with the opportunity to represent you in the U.S. Senate. You helped the entire nation. Facilities like this and the funding on the way wouldn’t be possible without what was achieved on November 4th and again on January 5th. I want you to know that as we are engaged in the sausage of making legislation. We will never forget why we are delivering this bold relief to Georgia and the lives it will impact. [I think this one is good to leave because it is not included below

Hear more from Senator Warnock’s visits below:

  • WRBL: Senator Raphael Warnock tours mass vaccination sites in Atlanta: “Senator Raphael Warnock says he’s also pushing for $2 billion to expand Medicaid in Georgia. Warnock toured one of the State’s mass vaccination sites in Atlanta to talk about vaccine distribution equity. “On Saturday, we passed a historic piece of legislation. One of the provisions of that $1.9 trillion package, is $20 billion for vaccine distribution,” said Warnock. “You are going to see the distribution ramp up.”
  •  11 Alive“Reverend Warnock is in Atlanta today to hear the latest about the vaccine distribution in Georgia. His visit comes days after the Senate passed the American Rescue Plan which will invest about $20 billion to get every American vaccinated. Senator Warnock visited Morehouse School of Medicine first, his next stop is the Mass Vaccination Site at Delta Flight Museum there he will hear from the locals and officials
  • WSB-ATL: “Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock is in metro Atlanta today on the heels of the Senate passing the President’s covid relief bill over the weekend. He stopped at the Morehouse School of Medicine for a briefing on equity and the effort to combat covid-19. Senator Warnock also visited the mass covid-19 vaccination site at the delta flight museum.”

    Senator Reverend Warnock: “It is a matter of life and death. I’m glad institutions like Morehouse School of Medicine have been leading the efforts to get more Georgians vaccinated, especially in hard-hit communities of color”
  •   WSAV“Senator Raphael Warnock discussed the Covid-19 relief package in Atlanta today. The Peach State is set to receive additional funding for Medicaid and reopening schools, but Senator Warnock says the main goal of the relief is to get Georgians back on their feet.”

    Senator Reverend Warnock: “In very practical terms, this is money will help families from Summerville to Smyrna to Statesboro who have been struggling keep food on the table, keep the lights on, and keep roofs over their heads.
  • WRDW: “Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock also spoke earlier today about the economic rescue plan. During his remarks he praised Georgia voters for their role in helping get the bill passed.

    Senator Reverend Warnock: “You have helped the whole nation because let’s be clear – this Covid-19 package passed in the United States Senate by one vote–Georgia made the difference.”

    Warnock also says it’s time to shift the focus towards getting all schools reopened 5 days a week for in person learning
  •  CBS46: “That is Senator Raphael Warnock speaking today at the Morehouse School of Medicine, the first senator and senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist church was briefed on status of vaccine distribution equity here in Georgia.”
  • WJBF: “U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock toured one of the state’s mass vaccination sites in Atlanta, where he met with members of GEMA and the National Guard, and talked about vaccine distribution equity. Senator Warnock says he’s pushing for funds in congress to help Georgia families – especially those in rural communities and communities of color  to have better access to healthcare.”

    Senator Reverend Warnock: “This vaccine site is good news for all us. I want to encourage people to get your vaccination as soon as possible; when it’s your opportunity to do so, don’t delay. I have had both of my vaccines and I’m standing here doing just fine.”
  • WMAZ: “Today, Senator Raphael Warnock was in Atlanta talking about the 20 billion dollars in the bill that will go toward vaccination efforts and economic relief.”

    Senator Reverend Warnock: “More than 8 billion in this package going – directly to state government, city, towns and counties to prevent layoffs for essential workers.”
  • Univision 34 AtlantaConozca cómo es el proceso de vacunación contra el coronavirus en Georgia: “El equipo de Noticias 34 Atlanta tuvo acceso a uno de los centros de vacunación masiva en Georgia detallando paso a paso del proceso de inmunización. Durante el recorrido estuvo el senador Raphael Warnock quien reiteró el llamado a vacunarse y recordó que no se está exigiendo ningún documento federal a inmigrantes para conseguir las dosis.

    Translation: Learn about the coronavirus vaccination process in Georgia: “The News 34 Atlanta team had access to one of the mass vaccination centers in Georgia detailing step by step of the immunization process. During the tour was Senator Raphael Warnock who reiterated the call to get vaccinated and recalled that no federal document is being required from immigrants to get the doses.”
  • Morehouse School of MedicineSen. Raphael Warnock Visits MSM to Discuss COVID, Vaccines and Stimulus Bill: “U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) visited Morehouse School of Medicine Monday, March 8 where he was briefed by MSM clinical and academic experts on the school’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution initiatives and trial studies taking place at the school.”