Georgia to obtain first doses of COVID-19 vaccine in March
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 22
By Tamilla Mammadova – Development:
Georgia will obtain the primary doses of COVID-19 vaccine in early March as an alternative of February, stated Head of Infectious Illnesses and AIDS Heart Tengiz Tsertsvadze, Development stories by way of Georgian media.
In response to the negotiations, the primary doses of vaccine ought to have already been despatched to Georgia, though some agreements havenn’t been accomplished on time, thus the method was delayed.
“Georgia will obtain COVID-19 vaccine one or two weeks later than initially deliberate,” stated Tsertsvadze.
Tsertsvadze additionally stated that along with the COVAX (COVID-19 vaccines International Entry Facility) platform, Georgia has already signed bilateral agreements and can obtain 150,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, which can be imported within the nation sooner than Pfizer vaccine, or on the similar time in early March.
Tsertsvadze stated that Georgia has already chosen the hospitals the place the vaccination will happen.
About 14,000 medical employees will obtain the Pfizer vaccine as soon as Georgia receives it.
The Georgian authorities has plans to vaccinate 60 p.c of the inhabitants of three.7 million this yr.
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