Pregnant women, vulnerable individuals to receive anti-flu drug Tamiflu free of charge

Head of the National Disease Control Centre Amiran Gamkrelidze calls on the risk groups to make anti-flu vaccination., 05 Jan 2020 - 16:27, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian Health Ministry has announced that pregnant women and socially vulnerable individuals will receive antiviral medication Tamiflu free of charge upon doctor’s prescription. 

Moreover, the Ministry announced as well that to deal with the seasonal flu, three hospitals will serve those infected in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. 

These are:

  • Medcapital in Gldani district at Gamarjveba Street no 1
  • Medcapital in Isani-Samgori district at Moscow Avenue, 4th quarter, 3rd block
  • Family Medicine National Learning Centre at Tsinamdzgvrishvili Street no 57

These hospitals will be open from 10 a.m. and close on 10 p.m. on weekdays and 6 p.m. on weekends. They will provide 24-hour hotline consultation service as well. 

Meanwhile, Head of the National Disease Control Centre Amiran Gamkrelidze said 312 cases of influenza were registered in December in Georgia, which is low compared to the same period last year.

Gamkrelidze said that usually flu season lasts till April, therefore the best method of protection is vaccination.