Mobile units will be sent to various regions of Georgia providing services for citizens who wish to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
In order to increase the intensity of vaccination and ensure maximum access to vaccination, mobile units will be sent to various settlements in various regions to provide services on spot,” representative of the Interagency Coordination Council Giorgi Ghibradze announced earlier today.
Head of the Georgian National Centre for Disease Control Amiran Gamkrelidze has announced initiative of the government to boost the vaccination rate in Georgia’s rural areas which involves the organisation of ‘weekly marathons’ where medical workers will travel to regions to speak to locals about the benefits of vaccination.
Gamkrelidze has reported that the initiative is scheduled to start on October 15 and will continue for the next three months.
Gamkrelidze said that the Georgian government wants to cover 3,500 settlements, noting that in some places only five to 10 people reside.
Georgian Deputy Health Minister Tamar Gabunia has also announced the ‘encouragement scheme for doctors and nurses’ which provides the medical workers with additional reimbursement for both the consultation of the citizens about the pros and cons of vaccination and for the vaccination of individuals over 60 years.
Overall 835,645 individuals are fully vaccinated in Georgia nationwide as of today which amounts to 29.3 per cent of the adult population while 991,141 people have received a single dose of the vaccine.
Vaccination in the country currently is available with Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines.