The head of the National Center for Disease Control, Amiran Gamkrelidze, spoke at a briefing about the effectiveness of the vaccine and presented an analysis of the March-September data of Georgia.
“In vaccinated individuals, the effectiveness of vaccine protection is 90%. The chance of infection in fully vaccinated persons is 9.87 less than in non-vaccinated individuals. During this period, as of September 30, 814,851 people were fully vaccinated in the country, of which 11,403 were infected with Covid,” Gamkrelidze said.
He noted that a total of 53,767 people had been hospitalized in the country since March 15, and 1386 needed hospitalization after vaccination. The effectiveness of vaccination in terms of protection from hospitalization is 93.4%.
The need for intensive care in the fully vaccinated age group over 60 is 97.5% lower than in the unvaccinated, while the population aged 18-59 is said to be 99% protected from intensive care.
As for protection against lethality, a total of 5,469 people died in the country between March 15 and September 30. 98.95% of them were unvaccinated. In the 18-59 age group, in the case of fully vaccinated, mortality protection is 99.37%, while in the 60- and older age groups, it is 97.8%.
The data includes all the vaccines available in the country.