Vaccination with the Chinese-made Sinovac vaccine against coronavirus has begun today in Georgia for people over the age of 18.
Registration for vaccination is available on booking.moh.gov.ge.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) approval for Sinovac is still pending, but the vaccine has a very good assessment from the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization.
WHO recommends the Sinovac vaccine for adults 18 years of age, in a two-dose schedule with a spacing of 21 days.
Georgia started coronavirus vaccination in mid-March when the country received 43,200 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine.
In addition to Sinovac, the country is currently using AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Sinopharm vaccines for certain groups of individuals.