The first doses of Pfizer vaccine that will be administered to health workers are due to arrive in Georgia by late February.
Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia has made an announcement following his phone conversation with the World Health Organisation (WHO) head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus earlier today.
The first doses of Pfizer vaccine are due to arrive in ???????? by late February. Special thanks to my country’s & my personal friend, @DrTedros for supporting ????????. According to the National Plan for Vaccination, first dozes will be administered to healthcare workers. #VaccineWorks pic.twitter.com/WDerVArcq9— Giorgi Gakharia (@GakhariaGiorgi) January 30, 2021
The WHO head tweeted separately as well that health and care workers who 'have been on the frontlines' of the Covid-19 pandemic, 'are often under-protected and over-exposed'. Therefore, 'they need vaccines now'.
Earlier this month foreign ministers of 13 member states of the European Union have called on the European Commission ‘to set up a support mechanism’ to allow the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine - ‘secure early access to COVID-19 vaccine’.