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Irakli Gharibashvili and WHO Director General talked about speeding up the reception of the first doses of vaccination

«Despite the global supply crisis, Georgia needs to be even more active in supporting the World Health Organization in getting the first doses of the vaccine as soon as possible,» Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili and WHO Director-General Tedros Adanom Gebreisus said in a telephone conversation.

The conversation focused on the global pandemic situation, the difficulties and delays in the vaccination process, and the importance of the support of the World Health Organization in the timely start of vaccination in Georgia.

Emphasis was placed on the importance of the equitable distribution of the vaccine so that all states enjoy equal opportunities in this regard.

The steps taken by the Government of Georgia in terms of timely introduction of the vaccine in the country, as well as in resolving infrastructural and logistical issues were noted. The Prime Minister underlined the fact that in addition to the COVAX platform, the state is actively negotiating with international partners and vaccine manufacturers to receive the first doses of the vaccine as soon as possible, and in this process, the support of the World Health Organization is of particular importance.

Emphasis was placed on the importance of the equitable distribution of the vaccine so that all states enjoy equal opportunities in this regard.

Irakli Gharibashvili stressed the role of the World Health Organization in approving the National Vaccination Plan, which identifies target groups and aims to vaccinate 60% of the population by the end of the year.

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