Deputy Health Minister: ‘COVID-19 vaccine will initially be available for elderly people in Georgia’

  • Tedros Adhanom Gebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), promised Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia on December 27 that he will help Georgia receive a primary batch of vaccine doses as soon as possible. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 6 Jan 2021 - 18:18, Tbilisi,Georgia

After Georgia receives the coronavirus vaccine, it will initially be available for elderly people in Georgia, said Deputy Health Minister of Georgia Tamar Gabunia earlier today.

Gabunia said Georgia is expected to receive Moderna, Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines for COVID-19 virus.

There are a number of procedures to be followed in order for a country to receive a vaccine, even a single dose. As of today, the Health Ministry is expected to import three vaccines that have been already authorized by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the World Health Organisation (WHO)”, said Gabunia.

Head of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Amiran Gamkrelidze said on December 28 that once Georgia receives the coronavirus vaccine, it will initially be available to medics, epidemiologists and elderly people in nursing homes.

Tedros Adhanom Gebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), promised Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia on December 27 that he will help Georgia receive a primary batch of vaccine doses as soon as possible.

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