The Deputy Minister of Health of Georgia, Tamar Gabunia, stated the Immunization Council supported the use of Booster doses.
“The council supported the use of the booster dose 6 months after the second vaccination in people over the age of 50, as well as in people of any age who have a chronic illness. Also in high-risk professions such as medical staff as well as people living in closed-type institutions and people employed there,” Gabunia said.
She also noted, those who have to travel and need to be vaccinated with the vaccine that is recognized in the EU, the US, can receive a second dose of a different vaccine, that can be Pfizer or any other vaccine recognized by the country to which the person travels. Gabunia said the US Centers for Disease Control recommends, vaccination with a different vaccine is allowed 28 days after the end of the first vaccination.
By Ketevan Skhirtladze