30 November 2023,   05:51
"We could not have left people without vaccines because they would die" - Ministry of Health responds to Audit Office

The Ministry of Health responded to scandalous information of the Audit Service that 30 thousand unsafe vaccines were used . Special briefing was held at the Ministry. The National Center for Disease Control says that the information disseminated by the Audit Office is not true.

"What is written in the publication does not match the reality and the Center for Disease Control has given several times the argumented answer to the audit service. I do not want to think that there is intentional discreditation in the country, The most important public health intervention is associated with immunization and vaccination of the population. This vaccine was brought in 2015 in accordance with all the regulations which our legislative space provides. The vaccine was pre qualified by the World Health Organization, . This vaccine was used throughout the country in 2015 and no side effects or serious complications have been reported, "-
Amiran Gamkrelidze said.

The National Center for Disease Control says that it is about a rabies vaccine.

"This vaccine saved thousands of people from rabies in Georgia without any side effects, so I think the quality of the vaccine is acceptable, and half of the world is vaccinated with the vaccines that does not have the World Health Organization"s pre-qualification.We could not leave people indefinitely without vaccines because they would die, "- said Paata Imnadze, Deputy Director General of the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health.