Health official: 60% of Georgian population should be vaccinated by autumn to be ready for winter

  • Imnadze said that an agreement has been reached on the vaccine that must be stored at minus 70 degrees. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 28 Jan 2021 - 16:04, Tbilisi,Georgia

Deputy Head of Georgia's National Centre for Disease Control Paata Imnadze says that 60% of the Georgian population should be vaccinated by autumn 2021 in order for the country to be prepared for the winter season.

He expressed hope Georgia would receive the coronavirus vaccine next month.

An agreement has been reached on the vaccine that must be stored at minus 70 degrees.The vaccine will allow us to start vaccinating people at the highest risk - my colleagues who work with infected patients", Imnadze said.

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia also announced last week that the government expects to have vaccinated 60% of the country by the end of 2021.

Gakharia said that high risk groups will be vaccinated at the first stage.

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