27 individuals have developed Covid-19 vaccine side effects in Georgia

Georgia began Covid-19 vaccination process on March 15 after the country received the first 43,200 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Photo: Interpressnews.ge.

Agenda.ge, 01 Apr 2021 - 18:28, Tbilisi,Georgia

The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) representative Khatuna Zakhashvili told Interpressnews agency today that 27 of the vaccinated individuals have developed Covid-19 vaccine side effects in Georgia.

Zakhashvili said that four among 27 vaccinated individuals required intensive care unit (ICU), two were placed in resuscitation, while three others were hospitalized.

While talking about Covid-19 vaccine side effects, Head of NCDC Amiran Gamkrelidze explained that fever, muscle or joint pain, fatigue, redness at the injection site are common reactions of Covid-19 vaccines.

Gamkrelidze said that in most cases side effects occur 1-2 days after taking the vaccine.

Covid-19 vaccination process started on March 15 in Georgia and since then 8,536 medical workers and individuals over 65 years of age have been vaccinated.

6,780 of 8,536 individuals have been vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine, while the rest 1,756 with the Pfizer vaccine.