Vaccination rate in Georgia remains low with 8,106 people vaccinated in past 24 hours

  • The Georgian government plans to implement several initiatives to boost the vaccination rate in the country such as sending mobile units to the regions and organising ‘weekly marathons’ to raise awareness about the benefits of vaccination. Photo: NIno Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 5 Oct 2021 - 15:52, Tbilisi,Georgia

A total of 8,106 people have been vaccinated in the past 24 hours in Georgia while the target of the Georgian government is to vaccinate 30,000 people daily to reach its vaccination goal of 60 per cent of the country population by the end of this year. 

The vaccination rate began to decline several weeks ago and less than 10,000 vaccinations have been administered daily since the start of October. 

Head of the Georgian National Centre for Disease Control Amiran Gamkrelidze stated that vaccinating 60 per cent of the population is no longer enough, noting that 80 per cent needs to be vaccinated to stop the epidemic due to the widespread and contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus. 

Head of Infectious Diseases and AIDS Centre of Tbilisi Tengiz Tsertsvadze called the low rate of coronavirus vaccination in Georgia an ‘apocalypse and sabotage against the state by Georgian citizens’ in late September. 

The Georgian government plans to implement several initiatives to boost the vaccination rate in the country such as sending mobile units to the regions and organising ‘weekly marathons’ to raise awareness about the benefits of vaccination.

A total of 1,826,786 vaccines have been administered in Georgia as of October 5 out of which 991,141 people received at least one dose of the vaccine and the remaining 835,645 individuals are fully vaccinated. 

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