A batch of 10,530 BioNTech/Pfizer vaccines from the European Union mechanism were delivered to Bosnia and Herzegovina today.
This is the seventh contingent of vaccines from this mechanism.
“We must keep in mind that vaccines are the most important means of public health against the COVID-19 pandemic,” it is stated in the announcement on the official Twitter profile of the Ministry of Civil Affairs of BiH.
According to the latest entity data, 188.848 people in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, while almost 50.000 received the second dose as well.
These are data available to the Ministry of Civil Affairs of BiH through publicly available sources on vaccinated persons.
As it was said from the Ministry of Civil Affairs of BiH, the process of starting the reporting according to the European system of supervision with the data on the number of vaccinated citizens of BiH is in progress, so that that data reflect the general situation.
Those data show that in Republika Srpska (RS), 88.000 people received the first dose of the vaccine, while 38.000 of them received the second dose. When it comes to the Federation of BiH (FBiH), 100.848 people received the first dose, while 11.858 were vaccinated with the second dose, and in the Brcko District, data show that 4.197 doses were administered without specifying how many received the first dose and how many got the second dose.
As stated since the first delivery of vaccines from the COVAX and EU4HEALTH mechanisms, a regular flow of deliveries has been established and the vaccines arrive practically every week. The Ministry regularly informs the public through the official website or Twitter account.
The number of doses that came to BiH through the COVAX mechanism, EU4HEALTH mechanism, donations, and direct procurement is 530.510 doses.
When asked when BiH could have enough vaccinated people to achieve collective immunity, the Ministry stated that vaccination plans are the responsibility of the authorities of entities and the Brcko District.
“The competent health authorities also have records on the numbers of people who have to be vaccinated, and they are the ones who can assess the state of immunity,” it was noted from the Ministry of Civil Affairs.