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So that the fourth wave of coronavirus does not turn into a tsunami, infectious disease specialists strongly advise the population not to postpone vaccination and to be vaccinated with those drugs that are available

TBILISI, 22 Jul – Sputnik. Georgia is already behind the red line in the spread of coronavirus, full mobilization has been announced in the health care system, and Georgian infectious disease specialists are sounding the alarm.

Clinics and covid-hotels have switched to a special mode of operation, hospitals are again converted into covid-points.

The recommendations of specialists remain the same – vaccinations, masks and social distancing.

“The current situation is the SOS position. This is the beginning of the fourth wave (of the coronavirus), and the main thing is that this wave does not turn into a tsunami,” said infectious disease specialist Devi Tabidze.

Medical Director of the Central Children’s Hospital. Iashvili Ivane Chkhaidze thinks it is wrong that in the conditions of such a rapid spread of the Indian strain of coronavirus, many citizens are delaying vaccinations while waiting for the Pfizer drug.

According to him, in Georgia, two doses of the vaccine made only 8% of the total number of vaccinated, and this is very small, since a wide spread of the Indian strain is expected in August. Chkhaidze strongly advises to be vaccinated with those drugs that are currently available.

“All four vaccines, authorized by WHO and available in Georgia, protect people from infection with the delta strain in different percentages, but they protect everything. The Pfizer vaccine is, of course, more effective than other vaccines, but we must take into account not the effectiveness, but also the main purpose vaccination is protection against severe cases, hospitalization and mortality, “Chkhaidze said.

Mass vaccination in Georgia began on July 5. Drugs available in the country include AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Sinopharm and Sinovac.

In Georgia, according to the latest data, 374 685 people were vaccinated, of which 133 648 citizens received two full doses.

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