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Georgia to introduce payment for pensioners for vaccination against COVID-19

09.11.2021 106 просмотров

Retirees in Georgia will receive more than $63 for coronavirus vaccinations.

The government of Georgia, in order to increase the rate of vaccination of the population, has decided to give out 200 lari (more than $63) to those pensioners who get vaccinated against the coronavirus. Prime Minister of the Republic Irakli Garibashvili announced this at a briefing on Monday.

“From now on, every pensioner who completes the vaccination course before January 1, 2022 will receive a 200-large one-time pension supplement. . The allowance will be issued after the first vaccination,” Irakli Garibashvili said after a meeting of the interdepartmental coordinating council for the fight against coronavirus.

Vaccination with drugs from Pfizer, Sinopharm and Sinovac Biotech has been going on in the republic since March 15 . However, its pace has seriously fallen. If earlier about 30 thousand vaccinations were made in the republic, now this number fluctuates around 4 thousand. The Ministry of Health has repeatedly stated that people over 65 years of age are especially passive. According to the latest data, 946,395 people received both components of the vaccine, which is 25.38% of the population of the republic, which is home to more than 3.7 million people.

The first case of coronavirus infection in Georgia was recorded on February 26, 2020. The country has already passed several waves of the spread of infection. In October, the epidemic situation again began to deteriorate sharply. If earlier about 1,000 new cases of infection were detected in the republic every day, then over the past day, doctors diagnosed 2,191 cases. During the pandemic, 755,046 cases of coronavirus infection (20.25% of the population) were detected in Georgia, 693,129 people recovered, 10,509 patients died from complications of the disease.

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