A 27-year-old nurse, Megi Bakradze who received the AstraZeneca vaccine on Thursday in Georgia’s southwestern city of Akhaltsikhe has reportedly been confirmed died on Friday.
Local Interpressnews reported that Megi Bakradze developed an alleged anaphylactic reaction after receiving the first shot of the vaccine and died after being transported to a hospital in Tbilisi on Friday.
Georgian Health Minister, Ekaterine Tikaradze after assessing the case on Thursday, declared that the AstraZeneca vaccine will continue to be administered in Georgia despite Bakradze’s alleged complication, citing that the benefits of the vaccine will have greater impact than the possible risks.
It has been reported that four cities, Khelvachauri, Keda, Shuakhevi and Khulo in the western region of Adjara has suspended the vaccination process as a result of the incident.
Georgia , according to report, received an initial 43,200 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines on Saturday. Vaccination of health workers across the country then commenced on Monday, with over 3,000 people vaccinated as of Friday.
Georgia on Friday reported 360 new COVID-19 cases, taking the national count to 276,796, according to the country’s National Center for Disease Control and Public Health.