Adults Over 18 to be Vaccinated

The target group for vaccination will be adults aged above 18, including those who already recovered from the COVID-19 infection, Deputy Minister of Health Tamar Gabunia announced, pointing out that about 14,000 individuals have been selected in Georgia to be vaccinated for coronavirus in the first stage, and all of them are medical workers. 

Vaccination will be carried out in the cities of Tbilisi, Batumi and Kutaisi.

She noted that the Pfizer vaccine is recommended for individuals over 19 years of age, while the AstraZeneca vaccine is recommended for individuals 16+. 

“No data is available about vaccination efficiency in children,” Gabunia said.

She also reported that the import of the AstraZeneca vaccine is expected from March, while the first doses of the Pfizer vaccine, which has tested over 95% effective against the coronavirus, will arrive in Georgia by late February.

By Ana Dumbadze 

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