Representatives of Sports Sector Calling on Population to Get Vaccinated
The Sports and Youth Issues Committee, with the support of the NCDC and UNDP, organized an online forum - "Vaccination to save lives".
Chairman of the Committee Mikheil Kavelashvili addressed the forum attendees, who discussed the role of sport during the pandemic, its value, and the harm that sports and athletes suffered during the COVID-19 outbreak.
"At this point in the fight against Covid-19, vaccination is the only option, and participants in the online forum urged the public to get vaccinated again. Our successful athletes and sports professionals wholeheartedly support our call. It is critical that a person who has been vaccinated protects not just their own health but also the health of others around them. It should also be highlighted that a healthy lifestyle and regular physical activity aid in the development of immunity”, - M. Kavelashvili added.
The online forum, which drew approximately 500 participants, featured Olympic champion Lasha Talakhadze, para-athlete Nina Tibilashvili, Georgian rugby team head coach Levan Maisashvili, and officials from sports medicine.