Government of Georgia – Appearance 2021

Interagency Coordination Council discusses epidemiological situation and vaccination process Print Version


The country's epidemiological situation, the hospital sector's preparedness, and the process of vaccination were discussed at today's meeting of the Interagency Coordination Council chaired by Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili at the Administration of the Government.

To prevent the epidemiological situation from worsening, the council attaches special importance to both stepping up the process of vaccination and observing applicable regulations like social distancing and facemask use outdoors and indoors.

To bolster immunization rates and ensure maximal access to vaccination, a vaccination marathon will start in the regions. To that end, mobile crews are being dispatched to various settlements to provide services on the ground.

According to the latest data, over a million citizens have received at least one dose, with 879,630 being fully vaccinated to make up 30% of the country's adult population.

Also, the Health Ministry now allows so-called booster shots for citizens over 50 years of age and for those suffering from chronic diseases. Six months after the second dose, fully vaccinated persons can receive Pfizer, Sinopharm, or Sinovac boosters. AstraZeneca will not be used for booster shots. Those vaccinated with AstraZeneca will be able to use Pfizer boosters. In addition, citizens inoculated with Sinovac or Sinopharm and requiring additional immunization for educational or business purposes-and depending on the requirements of their host countries-will be able to receive additional Pfizer shots 28 days after the second dose. For that, they will need to present their travel documents at a vaccinating facility and proof of purpose. Pfizer vaccination is also allowed for children over 12 suffering from chronic diseases.

The Interagency Coordination Council once again urges citizens to engage in the process of vaccination and take care of their own health and that of their loved ones.

Since the first coronavirus case in Georgia, the country has seen 640,358 confirmed cases, with 603,995 recoveries and 9,306 deaths.

71 persons are presently under quarantine, 749 are in clinical hotels, and 4,616 are hospitalized under medical supervision.

The Parliament of Georgia led by Speaker Kakha Kuchava and the President's Administration are actively involved in the work of the Interagency Coordination Council chaired by the Prime Minister.

Press Service of the Government Administration