Covid-19 vaccine

Russia sends first batch of Sputnik V vaccines to Abkhazia

By | April 30th, 2021|Categories: In brief|Tags: , , |

(Sputnik-Abkhazia.) TBILISI, DFWatch--Russia has sent its first batch of the Sputnik V vaccine to Abkhazia, where people will start receiving the jab after the May 9 Victory Day celebrations. The Russian vaccine against the coronavirus will only be administered in one location, Sokhumi Republican Hospital. Initially, only medical staff, teachers, government employees and law enforcement officials [...]

Third wave looming, but half of Georgians don’t want to get vaccinated

By | March 27th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia’s vaccination effort has run into a roadblock, as many people are skeptical of the AstraZeneca vaccine, which is believed to have caused the death of a 27-year-old nurse a week ago. The attitude toward the vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech is more positive, although the available supplies of it are limited. A large [...]

Georgia will not halt the use of AstraZeneca’s vaccine despite 27-year-old nurse’s life-threatening allergic reaction

By | March 18th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

(Government of Georgia.) TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia is not halting its use of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine after a 27-year-old female nurse suffered anaphylactic shock and went into a coma on Thursday after receiving the jab. "We recently heard a report about AstraZeneca from a strict European regulator. It is recognized as a safe vaccine that has far more [...]