06.May .2021 19:00

"We have safety guarantees from WHO" - Minister of Health on Sinopharm vaccine

"We have safety guarantees from WHO" - Minister of Health on Sinopharm vaccine
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According to the Minister of Health Ekaterine Tikaradze, Georgia has safety guarantees from the World Health Organization and that is why it decided to start the vaccination process against Covid-19 with the Chinese "Sinopharm" before the vaccine received official authorization. The Minister spoke about it on Maestro TV.

"We have repeatedly said that there will be an authorized vaccine in the country. This week we started vaccination with Sinopharm, it is based on the fact that we have detailed information from the World Health Organization, with which we are actively cooperating ... We have an expectation that Sinopharm will receive authorization and that is why we started the vaccination process. We have vaccinated the population because we have certain safety guarantees from the World Health Organization," he said.
 
The Chinese "Sinopharm" does not have the authorization of the World Health Organization yet, however, the vaccination with this vaccine started in Georgia on May 4. The WHO is currently considering whether to authorize the Chinese vaccine.