Covid-19 vaccination with Chinese Sinovac vaccine will start on May 24 in Georgia, Georgia’s National Centre for Disease Control stated today.
Registration for vaccination with Sinovac will be available on booking.moh.gov.ge starting May 21.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) approval for Sinovac is still pending, but the vaccine has a very good initial assessment from the WHO expert advisory committee.
Georgia currently has 100,000 doses of the Sinovac vaccine, which was gifted to the country by the Chinese government in April 2021.
WHO recommends the Sinovac vaccine for adults 18 years and older, in a two-dose schedule with a spacing of two to four weeks.
Georgia started coronavirus vaccination in mid-March when the country received the first 43,200 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine.
As of now, Georgia is using AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Sinopharm vaccines for certain groups of people.