Georgia vaccination against Kovid-19 using Astrazeneca vaccine. This decision was made at a meeting of the Council of Immunization Experts at the Ministry of Health.
Experts gathered after the 27-year-old nurse allegedly developed anaphylactic shock after being vaccinated at the Imedi Clinic in Akhaltsikhe. The patient’s condition is serious, he was transferred from Akhaltsikhe to the first university clinic in Tbilisi.
The decision of the Council of Immunization Experts was announced by the Minister of Health, Eka Tiraradze, who said that the vaccination of the healthcare staff “Astrazenekat” will continue uninterrupted despite the case of Akhaltsikhe:
“Astrazeneca is recognized as a safe vaccine that has far more benefits than risks, as evidenced by a recent statement from the European Medicines Agency.”
Astrazeneca is recognized as a safe vaccine that has far more benefits than risks.
Therefore, the Council of Immunization Experts made a joint decision that the vaccination process of “Astrazenecate” in Georgia will continue without interruption, “- said Eka Tikaradze.
Georgia received 43,200 doses of the Korean-made Astrazeneka vaccine on March 13 and began vaccinating healthcare personnel on March 15. As of March 17, 1819, a total of 2719 people were vaccinated in the country, which is a catastrophic result, and at https://booking.moh.gov.ge/ where you can register for vaccine online, a total of 5350 health care workers were registered. This is when there are more than 70,000 doctors and nurses in the country.
Guga Kashibadze, head of the Burn Center, who was one of the first to be vaccinated with the Astrazeneca vaccine, appeals to colleagues to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
I call on all doctors, nurses, nurse assistants to get vaccinated as soon as possible, to set an example to the rest of the community, the only way to fight Covid is vaccination “
“I call on all doctors, nurses, nurse assistants to get vaccinated as soon as possible, to set an example to other members of the community, the only way to fight against covidium is vaccination,” – said Guga Kashibadze.
According to the National Vaccination Plan, 65% of the medical staff in Georgia should be vaccinated initially, which is about 46 thousand people.
After the vaccination of employees in the health sector, a total of 2,000 people will be involved in the vaccination of nursing homes and service personnel. After that, the vaccines will be applied to citizens over 75 years of age and to citizens in risk groups.