Head of Infectious Disease Centre: unvaccinated teachers, parents pose danger to children

  • Head of Infectious Disease Centre Tengiz Tsertsvadze said vaccination against Covid-19 remains a priority, but the public should not forget anti-flu vaccination. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 12 Oct 2021 - 12:36, Tbilisi,Georgia

“Unvaccinated parents and teachers pose danger to children”, said Head of Infectious Disease and AIDS Centre Tengiz Tsertsvadze.

Tsertsvadze said that each person and media outlets must somehow work individually with each citizen to convince them that vaccination is our [citizens’] salvation.

Tengiz Tsertsvadze said vaccination against Covid-19 remains a priority, but the public should not forget anti-flu vaccination.

Covid-19 vaccination for teachers and representatives of educational institutions is mandatory in many countries. We [epidemiologists] tested public opinion regarding the issue several days ago and a significant portion of teachers still refuse to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. This is not unacceptable, this is an unhealthy approach”, said Tsertsvadze.

Tsertsvadze also noted that with rising Covid-19 cases Georgia may face a fifth wave of coronavirus.

Georgia has reported 4.775 new cases of coronavirus, 1,623 recoveries and 37 deaths in the past 24 hours.

A total of 4,616 patients are undergoing treatment in hospitals as of today. 1,042 of the 4,616 patients are in critical condition.

 

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