Georgia: Meeting on immunization program, prevention and treatment of COVID-19 held in Tbilisi

Georgia: On May 13, 2022, a meeting was held with representatives of the media in Tbilisi on the immunization program and its importance, as well as the prevention and treatment of COVID-19.

The meeting was attended by the Director-General of the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health, Amiran Gamkrelidze and employees, a representative of the United Nations Children’s Fund, Ghasan Khalili, and members of the National Council for Immunization Ivane Chkhaidze and Bidzina Kulumbegov.

The meeting was held in Q&A mode and presented presentations to the media on the immunization program and its importance in public health, Coronavirus and World Day – Global Health Challenge, COVID-19 Nursing and preventive measures and the impact of COVID-19 on population health.

Last week, The Health Ministry of Georgia said that the country has reported 745 new cases of COVID-19, with 19,984 recoveries and eight fatalities from May 2 to May 8. The positivity rate from May 2 to May 8 stands at 0.66 per cent.

The Omicron BA2 strain is predominantly circulating and dominant. 

According to the government decision, coronavirus infection and death statistics are announced once a week, every Tuesday.

Since February 26, 2020, the country has recorded a total of 1,655,966 cases of Coronavirus. Out of which, 1638,372 patients have recovered, while 16,821 people have succumbed to it.

As of today, around 34.1% of the population of Georgia has been fully vaccinated, accounting for 12.6 L individuals. The country has administered approximately 29.7 L doses of anti-coronavirus vaccines.

Coronavirus can spread through an infected person’s mouth or nose in the form of tiny liquid droplets when they sneeze, cough, speak, sing or breathe.


Zurab Kvaratskhelia

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