Mandatory Vaccination and Green Passes – Review of International Experience

Globally, the COVID-19 vaccination started at the end of 2020 and continues at a different paces in various countries.  As of December 7 2021, 8 billion doses of vaccine have been administered worldwide, and 45% of the world’s population has been fully vaccinated.

As for Georgia, COVID-19 vaccination started on March 15, 2021. The target for vaccination coverage was set to 60% of the adult population to be attained by the country at the end of 2021. The vaccination rate in Georgia substantially lags behind both the target set in the national plan and the average vaccination rate in the same income-group countries and stands closer to the vaccination rate in the lower-middle-income countries.

The purpose of this document is to review the experience of countries that have introduced mandatory vaccination and/or green passports in order to intensify vaccinations and attain the desired coverage. These two interventions are also considered potential means to further increase vaccine uptake in Georgia.

This document is developed under the Evidence-based Policy and Practice Support Project implemented by Curatio International Foundation with the backing of the Knowledge to Policy Center at the American University of Beirut and the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research.

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