26.Feb .2021 20:00

Prime Minister explains reasons for the complication of starting vaccination in Georgia

Prime Minister explains reasons for the complication of starting vaccination in Georgia
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The Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Gharibashvili says that the shortage of vaccines in the world has made it difficult to start vaccinating the population of Georgia. This is stated in the address issued by Gharibashvili, in which he assesses 1 year of the fight against coronavirus.

"It is true that the shortage of vaccines in the world has made it difficult for our population to start vaccinating, but trust me, our government, each agency is doing its best to get the first doses to the country as soon as possible.

Although the current situation really gives grounds for optimism and we have eased most of the regulations, the struggle is still going on. We are learning to coexist with the virus. I believe that our society is well aware that it is inadmissible to distract attention and ignore the imposed recommendations," said the Prime Minister.
 
For information: According to the press service of the Government of Georgia, Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili talked to the Director of the World Health Organization today. According to the agency, Gharibashvili asked him for active support in starting vaccination in Georgia.
 
As for the vaccination process itself - according to the Ministry of Health and the National Center for Disease Control, it is not yet known when the first vaccine will arrive in Georgia. Amiran Gamkrelidze said yesterday that there was full consent from the COVAX platform to supply the Pfizer vaccine, but this was delayed.
 
As for AstraZeneca, according to Amiran Gamkrelidze, Georgia is waiting for the vaccine in the first quarter of this year, but he hopes that "if we are not deceived, Georgia will receive the Astrazeneka vaccine from the manufacturer."