Vaccination of Security Agency Members to start Today

From Monday, May 17, the vaccination of employees of the Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and security agencies of BiH who receive vaccines from the donation of the Republic of Turkey will continue in Zetra. 

The Public Institution “Dom zdravlja” Canton Sarajevo reminds that the immunization of the population will continue on Tuesday, according to the established plan and priorities of the Institute of Public Health CS. 

Citizens will be invited and given an appointment to get vaccinated. To continue vaccination, 6,750 doses of vaccine were provided, which arrived last week through the COVAX and EU4HEALTH programs. 

The Ministry of Health of CS and health institutions thank the citizens and ask them to continue to respect all prescribed hygienic and epidemiological measures.

A total of 412,120 doses of coronavirus vaccine arrived in Bosnia and Herzegovina, counting today’s delivery of 40,800 doses of Astra Zeneca vaccines. 

The Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine contingent that arrived at Sarajevo International Airport today was purchased through the COVAX mechanism, through which Bosnia and Herzegovina ordered 1,232,000 doses of vaccine. 

On Tuesday, another 32,760 doses of BioNTech vaccines were delivered through the same mechanism, and another 10,530 doses from the same manufacturer through the EU4Health program. 

Through the COVAX mechanism, 49,800 doses of vaccines from Astra Zeneca and Pfizer / BioNTech arrived in Bosnia and Herzegovina earlier, as well as another 10,530 doses of Pfizer / BioNTech vaccines through the EU4Health mechanism. 

The Republika Srpska entity procured 67,000 doses of Sputnik V vaccine and 80,000 doses of Sinofarm vaccine. 

Bosnia and Herzegovina received donation of 40,000 doses of Sinovac vaccine from the Republic of Turkey, 40,000 doses of Astra Zeneca vaccine from the Republic of Serbia, and 50,000 doses of Sinofarm vaccine as a donation from China. 

Most of the vaccines received, 130,000, came from the manufacturer Sinofarm, followed by 108,720 doses of Pfizer / BioNTech vaccines, 67,000 doses of Sputnik V vaccines, 66,400 doses of Astra Zeneca vaccines, and 40,000 doses of Sinovac vaccines. The total amount of vaccines received so far is sufficient to immunize 12 percent of the total population of Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

In the coming period, in addition to prepaid doses of vaccines through the COVAX mechanism and those that should arrive through the EU4Health program, another 50,000 doses of vaccines donated by Malaysia at the invitation of BiH Presidency member Sefik Dzaferovic are expected, 20,000 doses of Astra Zeneca vaccines donated by the Republic of Croatia , and 4,800 doses of vaccines as a donation from Slovenia. 

Negotiations between the Government of the Federation of BiH and several manufacturers on the procurement of larger quantities of vaccines for the needs of immunization of the citizens of this entity are underway.

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