The first doses of coronavirus vaccine will arrive in Georgia a week earlier than planned, on March 13, the Minister of Health of Georgia, Ekaterine Tikaradze, said at a special briefing held on Thursday.
She noted that vaccines will be imported to the country in stages and that the first vaccine that will arrive on March 13 will be AstraZeneca.
“43,200 people will be vaccinated in the first stage, and their re-vaccination will take place after additional doses of AstraZeneca enter the country,” Tikaradze explained.
The Minister pointed out that negotiations are underway with countries such as Israel and China to import additional doses of coronavirus vaccines as soon as possible.
Further, Tikaradze noted that for the first stage, 100,000 doses of vaccine from the COVAX Platform, have already been ordered for further access to the vaccine.
The Head of the National Center for Disease Control, Amiran Gamkrelidze, announced that in the week of March 22, Georgia will have received both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines.