The AstraZeneca vaccine age group has been reduced to 45 years.
Citizens over the age of 45 will be able to register for a vaccination with the AstraZeneca vaccine against coronavirus from tomorrow, Deputy Minister of Health Tamar Gabunia announced today, May 11, at a briefing after the meeting of the Immunization Council.
“The issue of using AstraZeneca was discussed. Last week, Germany decided to lift the age limit on AstraZeneca, while other countries still maintain it. However, as a result of a risk assessment and additional consultations, the Board supported the proposal to reduce the age limit for AstraZeneca to 45 years. That is, instead of the previous age limit of 55 years, citizens over 45 years of age will also be able to book a place for an ‘AstraZeneca’ vaccine jab starting tomorrow, at 20:00,” Gabunia stated.
Up to now, based on the decision made by the Immunization Council on April 8, the AstraZeneca vaccine could only be given to the population over 55 years old.
On May 6, 43,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine arrived in Georgia, sent by the COVAX platform. These doses are intended for those who have already received the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.