In January-August 2021, Georgia purchased various vaccines worth $ 47,784,000. In addition, the volume of purchased vaccines is 15.5 tons, - show the data from the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat).
According to statistics, vaccine imports in 2021 increased by $ 43 million (935%). The main reason for the growth is the introduction of COVID-19 vaccines in the country. As of the statistics, this year Georgia bought the highest value vaccines - $ 24.2 million from China, which was related to the purchase of "Sinopharm" and "Sinovak" vaccines.
TOP-10 Countries according to the vaccine imports:
1 China - $ 24.2 million;
2 Belgium - $ 8.0 million;
3 US - $ 6.1 million;
4 France - $ 5.2 million;
5 Hong Kong - $ 2.0 million;
6 India - $ 1.1 million;
7 Netherlands - $ 0.7 million;
8 Denmark - $ 0.2 million;
9 Lithuania (Lithuania) - $ 0.1 million;
10 Latvia - $ 0.1 million.
Vaccines against COVID-19 are purchased by the state. According to the 2021 budget, the estimated total cost of purchasing vaccines is 160 million GEL.
The process of vaccination against COVID-19 in Georgia started on March 15. Since then, 947,477 people have been vaccinated with at least one dose of the vaccine, and 707,563 people have been fully vaccinated. To date, 1,655,040 doses of the vaccine have been administered in the country.
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