Deputy Head of NCDC: vaccination of non-risk groups against coronavirus to start in summer or early autumn

  • Georgia has had 244,612 cases of coronavirus since February 2020. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 14 Jan 2021 - 16:14, Tbilisi,Georgia

The vaccination of non-risk groups against coronavirus will start in summer or early autumn, said Deputy Head of NCDC Paata Imnadze earlier today.

Georgia has already ordered vaccines via the Covax platform for 700,000 individuals (1,400,000 doses, as one individual must be vaccinated twice) and will pay $17 million.

A portion of the sum has already been paid. 

Georgian health officials say that the country is currently only able to receive and store 200,000 doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine as the country lacks refrigeration facilities to keep the vaccines in mandatory -70 degree conditions.  

Chairman of the Parliamentary Health Committee Dimitri Khundadze says the country has the capacity to store this type of vaccine for only about 100,000 citizens.  

Georgia has reported 1,357 new cases of coronavirus, 748 recoveries and 21 deaths in the past 24 hours. 

13,360 individuals remain infected with Covid-19 in Georgia as of today.

Georgia has had 244,612 cases of coronavirus since February 2020. 

228,359 of the 244,612 individuals have recovered, while 2,867 others have died.

More than 2,014,000 tests have been conducted in Georgia so far.

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