“Vaccination rates have decreased in recent days. Even though it was Sunday and maybe more people had time to go get the vaccine, it did not happen. A little over 7,000 vaccinations were given in the last 24 hours, which is certainly very alarming, It shows that there is a serious need to stimulate the vaccination program,” stated Tamar Gabuni, Georgia’s deputy health minister.
She noted that the vaccination rate is quite good in some regions. In this regard, Tbilisi is leading, with more than 60% of the adult population having already been vaccinated. Gabunia said that the low vaccination rate among the elderly is especially noteworthy, adding that the Ministry of Health and the National Center for Disease Control will intensify their work in this area in the coming days.
Gabunia also spoke about boosters, saying those with weak immune systems would be the first to get a booster dose of the vaccine in Georgia. Another part of the population will wait for the recommendations of the World Health Organization.