Serbia will have two million vaccine doses by the end of February, says Vučić

Serbia will have two million vaccine doses by the end of February, says Vučić

Serbia will have in stock two million doses of coronavirus vaccines from different manufacturers by the end of February, President Aleksandar Vučić announced on Tuesday.

Serbian Minister-without-portfolio Nenad Popović, in charge of innovations and technological development, said that a new batch of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine was delivered to Belgrade by plane on Tuesday.

“In the morning, 50,000 doses of the Russian vaccine were delivered and another 50,000 doses will be delivered in 15 days for revaccination. Until the end of February, we will receive an additional 88,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, while 150,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine will be delivered until February 20.

Tomorrow we will receive 500,000 doses of a Chinese vaccine, and by late February we will have a total of 2 million vaccine doses for the inoculation of 2 million citizens,” Vucic said, as quoted by Tanjug News Agency.

Earlier, the President said the authorities were planning to vaccinate at least 3 million Serbian nationals out of a total population of 7 million.

On February 11, a group of Russian experts are expected to arrive in Serbia to learn about the country’s human and technological resources and set up a joint production of the Russian-made vaccine, specifically at the Torlak Institute of Virology in Belgrade. /ibna