Georgia,Ukraine, Moldova request EU support in acquiring coronavirus vaccines

  • Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova have requested the EU’s support for Eastern Partnership initiative member states to acquire coronavirus vaccines. Photo:, 31 May 2021 - 17:05, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian, Ukrainian and Moldovan PMs have sent a joint letter to the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen to request the EU’s support in acquiring coronavirus vaccines. 

The prime ministers asked the EU to include the Eastern Partnership states in its vaccine sharing mechanism. 

The PMs say that the mechanism will help the countries fill their vaccine stocks. 

Georgia has already received Sinovac and Sinopharm vaccines from China and AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines via the Covax international platform. 

The country is expecting more stocks of the Chinese and Pfizer vaccines in the early summer. 

138,914 individuals have received their vaccines (mostly both doses) in Georgia since mid-March 2021, while the government has plans to vaccinate 60 per cent of the four million population by the end of the year. 

Poland has also promised to share some of its coronavirus vaccines with Georgia.