Since the beginning of the pandemic, the United States has allocated nine million dollars to Georgia to fight against COVID-19.
The United States has presented Georgia with 500 thousand doses of Pfizer’s vaccine against the new coronavirus infection COVID-19. According to the US Embassy in Georgia, this decision was directly made by American President Joe Biden. The batch of vaccines arrived at the Tbilisi International Airport on July 24. The plane was met by US Ambassador to Georgia Kelly Degnan, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, and other officials.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the American government also for the assistance that the United States provided to Georgia earlier in the fight against the pandemic… I also want to note that we have purchased 1 million doses of Pfizer vaccine directly from the supplier and these deliveries will begin soon. Thus, I once again want to appeal to the population to join the vaccination campaign… Thank you to Joe Biden, thank you to America,” the Georgian Prime Minister said.
In turn, US Ambassador to Georgia Kelly Degnan noted that 500 thousand doses of Pfizer vaccine are in addition to the total assistance of nine million dollars provided by the US government to Georgia to mitigate the consequences of the pandemic.
“We are very pleased to be able to give these life-saving vaccines as a gift to the people of Georgia as part of our strategic partnership. The United States has supported efforts to protect the health and safety of the Georgian population since the beginning of the pandemic. Now we can provide what will put an end to this global crisis — a safe and effective vaccine,” said the United States Ambassador Kelly Degnan.