Djerlek, who is also the president of the National Coordination Team for Immunization, told the Tanjug agency that a meeting of the members of that body with the Minister of Health Zlatibor Loncar was held today and that a detailed immunization plan for this week was made.
In the future, a detailed plan will be made on a weekly or ten-day level, and this week the vaccination will be done every day, except on Christmas, including the weekend, Djerlek explained.
We plan to vaccinate about 11,000 people by the end of the week, with half of the vaccines being allocated to health workers and half to gerontology centres and social welfare institutions, he said, announcing that immunization of health workers will begin tomorrow, starting with intensive care units, admission triage centres and COVID hospitals.
According to him, during this week, 2,400 doses of the Russian vaccine "Sputnik V" will be used, and, most likely, one part of that vaccine will be put into use as soon as tomorrow.
In the first phase, it is planned to vaccinate about 720,000 people. In addition to health workers, there are also users of gerontology centres and institutions of social care, then the elderly over 75, citizens aged 64 to 74 who have associated diseases, he explained.
Djerlek said that the interest is much higher than expected and noted that it is a good sign that people in Serbia have realised that without a vaccine a scourge such as COVID 19 cannot be overcome.