By Associated Press - Friday, April 2, 2021

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - A large health system in east Georgia has ramped up vaccinations ahead of the one of the state’s premier sporting events.

Augusta University Health officials plan to provide nearly 12,000 vaccines in the 10 days leading up to Masters week, Dr. Joshua Wyche, assistant vice president for strategic planning and pharmacy, said in a statement.

The Masters is planned for Thursday through Sunday at Augusta National Golf Club.

The health system is still in need of volunteers who can help at the clinics in coming weeks and months.

“Volunteers are critical to ensuring that we can make our community healthier and safer, together,” said Kristina Baggott, associate vice president for volunteer services and community engagement at Augusta University.

“Everyone is invited to join AU Health’s team of COVID-19 community vaccination clinic volunteers,” she said. “Both clinical and non-clinical volunteers are needed to provide compassionate and inclusive service at the AU Health vaccination clinics.”

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