22 May 2022,   02:27
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Notwithstanding a rather mild performance of Omicron, threats are still high - Irakli Garibashvili

Irrespective of the fact that we hear from medical doctors and scientists about a rather mild performance of Omicron, threats are still high, especially for people of age and those suffering from chronic diseases. That is why, it is essential to focus more on this group of people and run promotional campaigns for individuals aged over 50 years, pay them 200 GEL and all the vaccines stock currently made available in the country be fully used. Such a statement made today the Prime Minister of Georgia.

“Rather high daily indicator of community transfer rate has been observed in recent days. Nevertheless, the mortality rate is 1.4%, which is quite low and declining further this week. It is worth noting that even in the conditions of rising community transfer rate, it has not yet affected the hospital sector and pressure is so far made on the laboratories and primary healthcare at the level of out-patient care. We are monitoring the process. I wish to use this opportunity and once again urge the population to get vaccinated.

I talked with Zurab Azarashvili and it is our wish to get the immunisation process extended. In general, we should start the vaccination process rolled out to regions and villages in a more active and intensive manner. Let me remind the citizens of Georgia that we are paying 200 GEL upon the first dose to incentivise vaccination among people aged over 50 years. We wish this process to be further extended and to get vaccines to villages. Irrespective of the fact that we hear from medical doctors and scientists about a rather mild performance of Omicron, threats are still high, especially for people of age and those suffering from chronic diseases. That is why, it is essential to focus more on this group of people and run promotional campaigns for individuals aged over 50 years, pay them 200 GEL and all the vaccines stock currently made available in the country be fully used”, - said Irakli Garibashvili.

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