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NCDC announces, “Georgia to get over 50,000 Pfizer doses for children”

The National Centre for Disease Control's head, named Amiran Gamkrelidze has, announced on Tuesday, February 22, that Georgia will receive up to 50,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine for Covid-19, designated for children aged between five to twelve years, in the 2nd quarter of the year.

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The National Centre for Disease Control’s head, named Amiran Gamkrelidze has, announced on Tuesday, February 22, that Georgia will receive up to 50,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine for Covid-19, designated for children aged between five to twelve years, in the 2nd quarter of the year.

Furthermore, Gamkrelidze clarified that the preliminary discussion on vaccination against COVID-19 for the children in the age group between 5 to 12 was held by the Immunisation Council body, with those in risk groups to be vaccinated especially.

Gamkrelidze said, “During the 1st stage, we are thinking regarding making it available for children with concomitant diseases.”

Moreover, Pfizer-BioNTech Coronavirus Vaccine for children aged 5 through eleven is administered as a two-dose primary series three weeks apart as per the United States Food and Drug Administration. 

However, the vaccines for the children will be of a lower dose of about (10 micrograms) than those used for individuals aged 12 and older (30 micrograms).  

In November during last year, the country has approved the COVID-19 vaccination for adolescents between the age of 12 and 15 years with the Pfizer vaccine.

The Pfizer vaccine for children is over 90% effective at preventing Coronavirus in children ages five through eleven years.

After getting a vaccine against COVID-19, children may have some side effects equivalent to those seen in adults and with other vaccines. A sore arm is the most common side effect after getting jabbed with the vaccine.

Vaccinating children will help shield them from getting Coronavirus and reduce their risk of severe disease, hospitalization, or long-term Coronavirus complications. 

Getting your children vaccinated can safeguard them against Coronavirus and can reduce disruptions to in-person learning and activities by helping curb community transmission. 

In Georgia, Vaccination against Coronavirus is available with Pfizer, Sinopharm, Sinovac and AstraZeneca. An individual can get a vaccine by doing registration on a government portal by clicking on the link  https://booking.moh.gov.ge.

 

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