A specially appointed meeting of the Immunization Scientific Committee and the National Committee of Immunization Safety Experts at the Ministry of Health has concluded.
“Georgia is to continue the vaccination process using AstraZeneca vaccine,” Health Minister Ekaterine Tikaradze said at the briefing following the meeting.
She explained that the decision relies on the recent approval of AstraZeneca by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), which reported the vaccine as “ssafe and effective”.
Tikaradze said that the main issue discussed at the meeting was the case of Megi Bakradze, a young nurse who went into Anaphylactic shock after being vaccinated today.
The Health Minister added that the committee of experts will closely follow the case, and collect all the necessary information to carefully investigate the complications and procedures following the case.
“After a thorough investigation, we will share the details with the public, including the possible causality between AstraZeneca and the side effects,” Tikaradze said.
By Ana Giorgadze