US Embassy in Pristina urged citizens of Kosovo to get vaccinated for the coronavirus and confirmed that the US will donate over 700,000 doses of vaccines to Kosovo through the COVAX mechanism.
The US Embassy in a statement posted on Facebook said the gift from the American people is the largest single vaccine donation to Kosovo from any country or organization.
“This gift from the American people is the largest single vaccine donation to Kosovo from any country or organization. When complete, the U.S. donation will bring to over 700,000 the number doses delivered through the COVAX mechanism…More vaccine is on the way. But vaccines only work if individuals get vaccinated. So please – get vaccinated to protect yourselves, your families, and your communities. Together, we can defeat COVID-19,” the US Embassy said in a statement.
Last week the US donated to Kosovo authorities first tranche of an expected 503,100 doses of Pfizer vaccine. The US Embassy said in a statement that this represents the largest single COVID-19 vaccine donation by any country or organization to Kosovo. “With these doses, the Kosovo government will be able to fully inoculate and protect its citizens, bringing it 20 percent closer to achieving its overall vaccination goal,” the US Embassy said.
Kosovo has seen increase of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the last few weeks despite ongoing vaccination process. Kosovo’s National Institute of public Health on its Sunday’s update announced that 11 people have died from COVID-19 and 1,682 cases have been tested positive in the last 24 hours. According to the Institute’s data there are 19,695 active COVID-19 cases in Kosovo./ibna