Amiran Gamkrelidze, the head of the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health, says that the country's infrastructure is ready for the mass vaccination against coronavirus, but the capacity will have to be increased in the future.
According to him, doctors and nurses have already been trained. As Gamkrelidze explains, there are about 370 vaccination centers throughout the country, which carry out up to a million vaccinations during the year as part of routine immunization.
"According to the vaccination plan, 1,670,000 people will be vaccinated with the coronavirus vaccine, twice. To vaccinate 60% of the population, we need 3.9 million vaccines. When a mass immunization campaign is launched, it will be necessary to increase capacity. It will probably take place in the spring when the mass campaign is planned to start; before that, the infrastructure is prepared, the cold chain is ready, and the doctors and nurses are trained," Gamkrelidze said.