The first batch of vaccines from the Covax platform will arrive this month, - the head of the National Center for Disease Control Amiran Gamkrelidze said at a briefing after the meeting of the Interagency Coordination Council.
Today, the National Center for Disease Control transferred $ 575,000 to the Covax platform. As you know, the NCDC makes purchases through the United Nations Children's Fund. Rest assured that the first batch of vaccines from the Covax platform will arrive this month and vaccination will start in Georgia with the vaccine from Covax platform, most likely with the Astrazeneka vaccine, - Gamkrelidze said.
According to him, there is an offer from the Covax platform for a new American vaccine in addition to Astrazeneca. As for Pfizer, according to Amiran Gamkrelidze, he is sure that Georgia will soon receive the Pfizer vaccine.
Novovax will be placed on Covax in about 2 months. We were asked about it. This is a new innovative vaccine that Georgia will receive and we are negotiating directly with its manufacturer to receive additional doses.
Telephone talks with Pfizer should be scheduled and I am sure that the country will received the doses promised by Covax (29,250 doses) very soon, - said Amiran Gamkrelidze.