A nurse was reportedly dead on Friday after she received the AstraZeneca vaccine in Georgia’s southwestern city of Akhaltsikhe on Thursday.
The 27-year-old nurse Megi Bakradze, who developed an alleged anaphylactic reaction after getting the first shot of the vaccine, died after being shifted to a hospital located in Tbilisi, local Interpressnews reported.
The report said that four cities — Khelvachauri, Keda, Shuakhevi, and Khulo in the western region of Adjara — have suspended the process of the vaccination.
Earlier on Thursday, after reviewing the case, Georgian Health Minister Ekaterine Tikaradze announced that Georgia will keep using the AstraZeneca vaccine regardless of the recent case of an alleged complication.
She added that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the potential risks.
Georgia received the first 43,200 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines on Saturday.
Vaccination of health employees across the nation started on Monday, with more than 3000 people vaccinated as of Friday.
Georgia on Friday reported 360 new COVID-19 cases, taking the national number to 276,796, according to the country’s National Center for Disease Control and Public Health.