Immunisation Council approves Covid-19 vaccine booster shots for high-risk groups, 50+ category, people with chronic diseases

  • Georgian citizens over the age of 50, individuals with chronic diseases and high-risk groups will be given a third dose (booster shot) of the Covid-19 vaccine. Photo: Press office of the Ministry of Health.

Agenda.ge, 7 Oct 2021 - 17:01, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian citizens over the age of 50, individuals with chronic diseases and high-risk groups will be given a third dose (booster shot) of the Covid-19 vaccine, Georgian Deputy Health Minister Tamar Gabunia announced earlier today.

Individuals of any age with chronic diseases, people at high-risk jobs, including doctors, people living in closed facilities and those employed in such facilities will be given a third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine six months after the second dose of the vaccine”, said Gabunia.

Head of the Pediatric Department of the Iashvili Children’s Clinic and member of the Immunisation Council Ivane Chkaidze said if an individual vaccinated with Sinopharm/Sinovac plans to go abroad, at least 28 days must have passed since the previous vaccine for him/her to receive the booster dose”, said Chkhaidze.

Chkhaidze also noted that individuals vaccinated with two doses of AstraZeneca vaccine don’t need a booster dose.

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