Full supply of vaccines by COVAX is not expected to happen before the second half of the year, says EU Ambassador to Kosovo – Latest News
In December 2020, the EU allocated an additional 70 million euros to buy vaccines which will then be distributed based on the total population in the poorest countries.
Kosovo is expected to benefit from this program of distribution of COVAX vaccines which are expected to vaccinate 20 percent of the population.
Due to high demand, the full supply of vaccines from COVAX is not expected to happen before the second half of the year, said the EU Ambassador to Kosovo, Tomáš Szunyog, reports Zeri.info.
The Council of European Investors interviewed the Ambassador of the European Union in Kosovo Tomáš Szunyog, where he also spoke about vaccines.
“Kosovo has followed the procedures properly, however, due to high demand, the full supply of vaccines from COVAX is not expected to happen before the second half of the year. The EU is the largest donor to the COVAX program, which is a global instrument managed by the World Health Organization (WHO). “Furthermore, through these instruments, the EU aims to provide faster supplies to the region,” Szunyog said.
Otherwise, the Ministry of Health has announced for “Zeri” that the first contingent will include 100,800 doses of “AstraZeneca” vaccine from COVAX, which are expected to come at the end of this month./Zeri