“We will definitely reach 60%, but this will not be enough to protect us from the next waves,” said Deputy Health Minister Tamar Gabunia.
She noted that the rate of vaccination decreased in the last week of September, adding that all components should be used in a timely manner to encourage vaccination.
“Lottery incentives have been introduced into the program, as has active work with family doctors. Work has been going on for a long time, but it was considered that financial incentives for family doctors will be an even more active mechanism to make their efforts more intense. At least, the idea has already been introduced to the government,” Gabunia said, adding they are waiting for implementation and then they will find out what the outcome of this intervention will be.
“It is important to continue to promote vaccination with positive messages. We will definitely achieve 60%, but 60 percent will not be enough for us to ensure and protect ourselves from the next waves. So our ambition is higher today and we want to exceed 60%, and this is very problematic,” Gabunia said.
By Ketevan Skhirtladze