19 January 2022,   12:15
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Citizens having caught Omicron were not vaccinated - Ekaterine Tikaradze

Vaccination as the strongest tool against the new Omicron COVID-19 strain, said today the Minister of Health of Georgia.

“The new variant is more transmittable, but doctors who have already faced the Omicron strain do not say that patients catching it show more severe symptoms than those infected with any other previous coronavirus variants.

The current data show that Omicron spreads in young people more easily than in senior citizens, but this is probably because 90% of the elderly are vaccinated.

Citizens having caught the new strain were not vaccinated. From this, it follows that vaccination remains the most effective leverage against the variant”, - said Ekaterine Tikaradze.

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