"The reason for postponing the delivery of the vaccine was not that our side did not meet any of the criteria; on the contrary, they did not have a sufficient number of vaccines," the General Director of the Infectious Diseases Hospital Tengiz Tsertsvadze told Report.ge.
According to Tsertsvadze, Covax admits that it does not have enough vaccines, but in its estimation, it is not a catastrophe because, during such significant negotiations, a 2-3 week error is always expected.
"The country's Coordinating Council, the country's leadership, and the Ministry of Health are responsible for getting the vaccine. I can not tell you what additional criteria were not met to get the vaccine, but I know that communication has been going on for a very long time, and everything was satisfied; the contract was also signed. As far as I know, the main problem is that the manufacturer did not deliver the amount of vaccine that was expected from the beginning," Tengiz Tsertsvadze told Report.ge.
According to "Pfizer," at the end of February, premature shipments were made to countries that have met the criteria. Additional information about the first transfers will be announced to all participants in the coming days; data will also be published online.