Head of immunisation council calls vaccination of majority of population by end of 2021 ‘complete fantasy’

  • Vaccination against Covid-19 in Georgia is available with Pfizer, Sinopharm, Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 28 Sep 2021 - 17:34, Tbilisi,Georgia

“Covid-19 vaccination of the majority of the population by the end of 2021 is a complete fantasy””, Head of the National Immunisation Council Ivane Chkhaidze has stated today.

While talking about the importance of mass immunisations, Chkhaidze noted that as the Delta Covid-19 variant is more transmissible and aggressive, the vaccination of only 60 per cent of the population is not enough to end the pandemic.

Chkhaidze said that at least 80 per cent of the country’s population must be fully vaccinated in order to end the pandemic.

Ivane Chkhaidze also noted that not only state agencies but also the private sector should start the information campaign along with the vaccination process around the country.

Head of the Immunisation Council said Georgia may soon start vaccinating children at the age of 12-15.

More details about the vaccination of children will be announced at the end of the week. 

Vaccination against Covid-19 in Georgia is available with Pfizer, Sinopharm, Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines.

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