Hungary to donate 200,000 Doses of Sinopharm Vaccine to BiH

The Hungarian government will donate 200,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine to Bosnia and Herzegovina, 100,000 doses each to the Republika Srpska and the Federation of BiH entities, Srna was told in the Cabinet of the Chairman of the Council of Ministers.

As it was said in the Cabinet of the Chairman of the Council of Ministers, this decision of the Government of Hungary came after the letters sent by the Chairman Zoran Tegeltija and the Prime Minister of the Federation of BiH Fadil Novalic.

The donation will be handed over by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary, Peter Szijjarto, on July 5 in Sarajevo.

Last night, 50,000 doses of Sinovac vaccine donated by Malaysia to Bosnia and Herzegovina arrived at Sarajevo International Airport. Nine bottles were excluded, which will be analyzed by the control laboratory of the Agency for Medicines and Medical Devices of BiH. The use of vaccines is possible in a few days.

At the end of July, a donation from the United States of half a million doses of the Pfizer vaccine should arrive in our country. The United States Government will donate 500,000 doses of Pfizer coronavirus vaccines to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The vaccines are expected to arrive in BiH in late July, the BiH Ministry of Civil Affairs said.

Also, the Slovenian government will donate 48,000 doses of Astra Zeneca vaccine to Bosnia and Herzegovina.  “The donation of vaccines to BiH, which is in a difficult epidemiological situation with only 8% of those vaccinated, is a humanitarian and noble move by which Slovenia acts in accordance with the European principle of solidarity and cooperation,” said Slovenian Health Minister Janez Poklukar. 

Assessing the currently favorable epidemiological situation in the country, he pointed out that the Slovenian health care system functioned well during the third wave of the epidemic. 

As he said, he is sure that Slovenia would withstand a possible fourth wave if it happened.  He added that the most important thing is to get vaccinated as extensively as possible in order to ensure health security in the fall. 

In Slovenia, 29 percent of the population and 46 percent of adults were vaccinated with both doses.

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