Belgium to donate doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Georgia

Vaccination against Covid-19 in Georgia is available with Pfizer, Sinopharm, Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines. Photo: The Guardian., 04 Aug 2021 - 17:47, Tbilisi,Georgia

Belgium will donate doses of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to Georgia through the Covax platform (Covid-19 vaccines Global Access Facility) by the end of 2021, the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced. 

First 168,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine will be sent to Ukraine and afterwards, 225,600 doses of the vaccine will be delivered to Kosovo, Armenia and Georgia, the Belgian ministry announced. 

Four million vaccines, from reserves purchased by Belgium from pharmaceutical producers, will be redirected to third countries through various mechanisms,” reads the statement

Belgium prioritises donating the vaccine ‘to the countries of the Western Balkans, the Eastern Neighbourhood and Southern Europe, as well as to Africa.’

Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani thanked the Belgian government for the donation: