Health Minister Venko Filipce together with Poland’s First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda and Macedonia’s First Lady, Elizabeta Gjorgievska, visited Friday the Institute for Transfusion Medicine, where 200,070 doses of the Pfizer vaccine that Poland donated to Macedonia are stored. 

For months we’ve been living in a difficult situation brought on by the coronavirus. This enemy has attacked the whole world, so international cooperation is crucial in the fight against the coronavirus, Poland’s First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda said during the visit.

Macedonia’s First Lady, Elizabeta Gjorgievska, emphasized that this donation is another confirmation of the friendship between the Macedonian and Polish people, but also an act of solidarity that is necessary for us during this global crisis.

I believe that given all the data that exist and that are available to us, only the vaccine is the only way out of this situation. I would like to encourage all those who have not received the vaccine, for themselves, for their loved ones and for everyone in the area to get jabbed as soon as possible, because we are again facing a large number of patients every day. Only with vaccination, ie with mass immunization, will we achieve a way out of this crisis, she said.

Health Minister Venko Filipce, said that these two years have shown how important the help and solidarity from other countries is, noting that Poland is among the first countries to announce the mechanism of solidarity and donation of vaccines.