‘The vaccines will reach those that need them most’. EU and WHO to support the deployment of COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination in Georgia
February 15, 2021

‘The vaccines will reach those that need them most’. EU and WHO to support the deployment of COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination in Georgia

The European Union and the WHO Regional Office for Europe will support together the deployment of COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination in Georgia. The project funded by the European Union and implemented by the World Health Organisation (WHO) will cover all phases of COVID-19 vaccine deployment and vaccination, and will also serve as a major investment to strengthen the routine immunisation system.

The project will be implemented by the WHO over a three-year period, as part of a €40 million EU-funded initiative to support the six Eastern partner countries in preparing for, deploying and monitoring rollout of COVID-19 vaccines.

As part of our joint efforts to stop COVID-19, a proper and efficient vaccination campaign is key,” said Carl Hartzell, EU Ambassador to Georgia. “This initiative will support the complex vaccination rollout so that vaccines, when they arrive, are efficiently utilised and reach those that need them most.”

The funds will be used initially to support the first phase of preparedness and deployment, with an emphasis on imminent needs in strategic areas such as planning, equipment/supplies, training of health workers and information campaigns.  

The project builds on the European Union’s and WHO’s ongoing support to countries’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the joint €35 million EU Solidarity for Health Initiative, aimed to support the partner countries in their fight against the virus and address better the needs of the most vulnerable people.

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