Director-General of Infectious Diseases, AIDS and Clinical Immunology Research Center, Tengiz Tsertsvadze, says that the vaccination rate is increasing in Georgia; however, the country still falls behind the developed states.
''We know that the vaccination was launched in Georgia late. It has sped up, however. The public has overcome skepticism and harmful propaganda that the vaccination can be dangerous and cause complications that the country cannot manage. However, it is all in the past now as the public believed that this is wrong.
Unluckily, initially, vaccination was followed by some complications; however, they did not pose lethal threats, and they were managed successfully in vaccination centers. Our vaccination-related prospects are promising, but we still lag behind developed countries worldwide. As little as 5% of the population has been so far vaccinated,'' Mr.Tsertsvadze declared.