Georgia to receive 100 000 doses of China's Sinopharm vaccine in April

Georgia to receive 100 000 doses of China's Sinopharm vaccine in April
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  • calendar-gray 30 March 2021

According to Amiran Gamkrelidze, director of the National Center for Disease Control, Georgia will receive 100 000 doses of Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine in April, APA reports citing Georgian Journal.

"The contract has already been signed with one of the well-known Chinese manufacturing companies Sinopharm, which has vaccinated tens of millions of people in China, the UAE, Serbia, Hungary and many other countries. It is waiting for the authorization from the World Health Organization, but it has the authorization of one of the strict regulators", - Amiran Gamkrelize told Georgian Public Broadcaster.

In addition, according to Public Broadcaster, Gamkrelidze noted that Georgia continues to hold direct negotiations with vaccine producers such as Pfizer, Nonavax, Johnson & Johnson and others.

For information, Georgia launched its vaccination process on March 15. The country has Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines at its disposal. The first groups to be vaccinated are medical personnel and citizens over the age of 65.

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