Registration for Sinopharm vaccine starts in Georgia 12 p.m. today

  • Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili has called on the Georgian citizens to 'show civil responsibility' and register for vaccination. Photo: Reuters/Akhtar Soomro

Agenda.ge, 3 Jul 2021 - 11:48, Tbilisi,Georgia

Registration for the first dose of Sinopharm vaccine starts 12 p.m. in Georgia.

The registration is available via booking.moh.gov.ge as well as the health ministry hotline 1522. Those registered can already receive their first doses of the vaccine on Monday, July 5. 

The World Health Organisation (WHO) approved the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine for emergency use in all countries, giving the green light for this vaccine to be rolled out globally, including in Georgia in early May.

The Sinopharm is an inactivated vaccine called SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine (Vero Cell), produced by Beijing Bio-Institute of Biological Products Co Ltd, subsidiary of China National Biotec Group (CNBG).

WHO recommends the vaccine for adults 18 years and older, in a two-dose schedule with a spacing of three to four weeks.

Vaccine efficacy for symptomatic and hospitalised disease was estimated to be 79%, all age groups combined. 

Georgia received the first 100,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine on April 3, while Sinopharm vaccination started a month later on May 4 a couple of days before it received WHO's green light. 

The additional one million doses of two Chinese vaccines Sinopharm and Sinovac arrived in Georgia yesterday.

Registration for Sinovac vaccine will also start in the coming days. 

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