Speaking at the first session of the state leadership and the Operational team for vaccination, Vucic explained that this is the most modern information system which provides information on every person that receive a vaccine, on which vaccine they got, where and when.
The President called on citizens to get vaccinated in the greatest number possible and confirmed that mass vaccination with the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine is starting today in Serbia.
Serbia was among the participants in an EU donors’ conference for the manufacturing of vaccines. We are the first ones in the region to have paid money in the COVAX system, through which we should get from the EU a considerable amount of vaccines, he stated.
Vucic expressed hope that at the meeting in Brussels on Thursday, the needs of the population in the Western Balkans will be understood and that we will soon be able to count on those vaccines.
Today or tomorrow we should receive 250,000 doses of Sputnik V vaccine, of which 200,000 are the first dose and 50,000 the second dose.
In addition, Serbia will sign a trilateral agreement with Poland and AstraZeneca for around 800,000 vaccines, so that we could get those vaccines through Warsaw too, Vucic said.
Brnabic reiterated that mass vaccination of Serbian citizens is starting today and to that purpose, the first big vaccination site is opened at the Belgrade Fair and at the Torlak Institute, at which Minister of Health Zlatibor Loncar will also receive the jab.
She specified that the first ones to be vaccinated are members of the Ministry of the Interior, the Serbian Army and other security services.
She added that additional quantities of the Pfizer vaccine arrived yesterday and that immunisation in gerontology centres continues.
Brnabic said that so far Serbia has received 1,054,950 vaccines, whereas 6,182,200 have been agreed upon and partially paid for, so even in that we are one of the best countries in Europe.
The major cities in Serbia are ready for vaccination and they mostly prepared or are drawing to an end the preparation of vaccination sites, thus following the state’s plan to start mass vaccination today.