Georgia receives one million doses of Chinese Sinopharm vaccine

  • Vaccination with Sinopharm is available for citizens over 18 years. Two doses are required for the vaccination which are given at 21-28 day intervals. Photo: Ministry of Health.

Agenda.ge, 1 Oct 2021 - 18:50, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia has received a million doses of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine, the Ministry of Health reports.

Vaccination with Sinopharm is available for citizens over 18 years. Two doses are required for the vaccination which are given at 21-28 day intervals.

The government of Georgia aims to vaccinate 60% of the total adult population in 2021, or about 1.7 million people. 

Recently the Asian Development Bank has approved a $15 million loan to support Georgia’s National Vaccines Deployment Plan by purchasing and delivering an estimated 700,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines as well as syringes, safety boxes, and other items for administering vaccines.

The ADB's Covid-19 Vaccine Support Project for Georgia will procure enough vaccines to inoculate about 300,000 people, or about 8% of Georgia’s total population. 

Meanwhile, Georgian health officials are concerned about the possible spoil of a certain portion of the German-US Pfizer vaccine because of the low rate of coronavirus vaccination in the country. 

In total 814,851 people have been completely vaccinated in Georgia which is 28.5% of the country's adult population. 

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