Head of NCDC: ‘COVID-19 vaccine will initially be available for medics, epidemiologists, elderly people in nursing homes’

  • Tedros Adhanom Gebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), promised Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia on December 27 that he will help Georgia receive a primary batch of vaccine doses as soon as possible. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 28 Dec 2020 - 16:01, Tbilisi,Georgia

Once Georgia receives the coronavirus vaccine, it will initially be available to medics, epidemiologists and elderly people in nursing homes, said Head of the National Disease Control Centre Amiran Gamkrelidze today.

Once medics, epidemiologists and elderly people in nursing homes are vaccinated, the vaccine will be then available for people over 75, individuals over 65 and then for the population under 55 with various chronic diseases”, said Gamkrelidze.

Tedros Adhanom Gebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), promised Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia on December 27 that he will help Georgia receive a primary batch of vaccine doses as soon as possible.

Georgia is expected to receive the coronavirus vaccine via the COVID-19 the Vaccines Global Access Facility (Covax) platform in spring 2021. 

However, during a conversation between Gebreyesus and Gakharia it was noted that Georgia is actively negotiating with international partners and pharmaceutical companies to receive the vaccine even before.

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