500k doses of Pfizer donated by US arrive in Georgia, registration starts at 12 p.m.

  • The Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine must be stored at a temperature of -70C. Photo: Getty Images

Agenda.ge, 24 Jul 2021 - 11:20, Tbilisi,Georgia

500,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine donated by the United States have arrived in Georgia. Registration for the vaccine starts at 12 p.m. today via the booking.moh.gov.ge website.

Georgian Prime Minister has tweeted:

Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili who welcomed the Pfizer arrival at Tbilisi International Airport said it is time to start an active campaign to encourage the population to get vaccinated. 

I would like once again to call on our citizens to join the campaign and get vaccinated to protect our lives, our health, the health of our friends, parents, relatives, family members”, PM Garibashvili said. 

US Ambassador to Georgia Kelly Degnan said “we are very pleased to be able to present these life-saving vaccines as a gift to the people of Georgia, as part of our strategic partnership’.

The United States has supported efforts to protect the health and safety of the people of Georgia since the very beginning of the pandemic. Now we are able to provide the one thing that can end this global crisis – a safe and effective vaccine”, Degnan stated.

Noting that she has already received both doses of the Pfizer vaccine, Ambassador Degnan calls on everyone eligible for the vaccine to register for vaccination, because as she said this is the best way to protect our health and restore the economy. 

Georgia received 29,250 doses of Pfizer vaccine in late March via the COVAX platform. The delivery of one million doses of the Pfizer vaccines has also begun in Georgia.

Individuals over 16 are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine in Georgia following the Georgian health minister's recent order.

Meanwhile, Georgia has also received 15,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine donated by Lithuania.

Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani has tweeted:

The country is currently using Sinovac, Sinopharm, AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines for certain groups of individuals.