Tag: vaccine
Macedonia 16.07.21 | 10:36

Nearly 12,000 vaccine doses issued in one day

Nearly 12,000 doses of vaccines were issued yesterday – of them 4,799 were given as first doses. The Healthcare Ministry informs that so far, 267,000 people have received both doses of any vaccine, and a total of 713,000 doses were issued. The dominant vaccine being issued now is the Chinese made...

World 16.07.21 | 10:01

Hungary will begin issuing a third booster shot, Orban says

Starting in August, Hungary will begin issuing third booster shots of the coronavirus vaccine, and will make it mandatory for healthcare workers, said Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Hungary leads the EU in vaccinations, thanks to its openness to various sources of the vaccine, and is now among the first...

Macedonia 12.07.21 | 11:16

Vaccination teams begin visits to remote villages

Teams from the Healthcare Ministry began vaccinating citizens in smaller, remote villages across the country today. This is part of the new push by the Ministry to vaccinate citizens who would otherwise likely be left out from the public healthcare system. Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce said that...

Macedonia 12.07.21 | 09:51

Citizens are now able to get vaccinated with no appointments

Starting today, Macedonian citizens will be able to get vaccinated against the coronavirus with no appointments. This is due to the delivery of half a million doses of Sinovac vaccines, but also to the fact that these are not especially desirable among the population and many of those who already registered...

Macedonia 02.07.21 | 13:19

Healthcare Ministry issued 14,600 vaccines yesterday

A little over 14,600 vaccines were issued yesterday, most of them (12.294) to first time recipients, the Healthcare Ministry informed. The vaccination process is picking up speed again, with the arrival of Chinese produced Sinovac vaccines, after several weeks of serious shortages. The Ministry informs...

Macedonia 02.07.21 | 09:19

Croatia donates 10,000 doses of Astra Zeneca to Macedonia, Denmark also announces a large shipment

Croatia delivers a donation of 10,000 Astra Zeneca vaccines to Macedonia today. This should provide some diversity in the offer in Macedonia, which is now dominated by the Chinese Sinovac vaccines. The vaccination rate picked up again this week after several weeks of serious vaccine shortages. But the...

Macedonia 22.06.21 | 13:15

Vaccination rates remain very low as the vaccine shortage continues

Only 2,683 citizens received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine yesterday, as Macedonia continues to face a major shortage of vaccines. Macedonia remains the worst performer in vaccination in the region, and ranks between 80th and 90th in the world. The speed of vaccination has dropped tremendously...

Macedonia 19.06.21 | 13:24

Macedonians go on individual and organized vaccine trips to Serbia

While thousands of Macedonian citizens are going independently to Serbia, for their booster shots, some of the organizations which helped drive the initial wave of immunization in March are also organizing trips there. The SKM chamber of commerce, for one, organized trips to Nish, where citizens who...

Macedonia 18.06.21 | 10:15

Hundreds of cars waiting in line to enter Serbia as Macedonia suffers from vaccine shortages

Dozens of vehicles are waiting in a long line at the Tabanovce border crossing between Macedonia and Serbia, many of them likely headed toward the vaccination points in Vranje and Nish. Macedonia suffers from a major lack of vaccines, while Serbia has plenty of vaccines, even for foreign citizens. This...

Macedonia 16.06.21 | 16:39

Only 5,600 vaccines were given yesterday

The slow vaccination rate continued yesterday, with only 5,611 doses issued. A total of 3,606 citizens received the first dose, and the rest were booster shots. Macedonia faces a major shortage of vaccines, which greatly reduced the speed of vaccinations, which hit 15,000 a day at its peak. Odds are...

Macedonia 09.06.21 | 19:14

Citizens coming for a scheduled booster shot were turned back at a Skopje clinic

Citizens coming to get their booster vaccine shots at the “Bucharest” clinic in Skopje were met with closed doors. Macedonia is practically out of vaccines for the first dose and vaccination of new patients all but stopped, but those who already received the first shot were supposed to be...

Macedonia 07.06.21 | 22:42

As the vaccine flow to Macedonia is reduced to a trickle, citizens turn to Serbia again

Another small batch of nearly 13,000 Pfizer vaccines was delivered to Macedonia today – as part of the Austrian led EU effort. Macedonia is out of spare vaccines and is currently mainly issuing booster shots to people who already received the first dose, while over 400,000 citizens remain on the...

Macedonia 01.06.21 | 11:38

Minister Filipce admits that Macedonia ran out of first-dose vaccines

Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce acknowledged that Macedonia ran out of vaccines and said that the expected deliveries of Sputnik and Sinovac vaccines are still uncertain. The vaccination centers are currently focused only on the mandatory second dose for citizens who were already vaccinated once. Ten...

Macedonia 31.05.21 | 15:25

Vaccine shortage: first dose vaccinations rate drops to below 600 a day

The number of vaccines issued to first time recipients dropped to just 597 yesterday, as Macedonia is almost out of vaccines. The Healthcare Ministry, unsure in its future supplies, is keeping all vaccines needed for booster shots in reserve – a little over 10,792 citizens received the second dose...

Macedonia 21.05.21 | 10:35

Macedonia will begin issuing antibody certificates next week

Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce announced that Macedonia will begin issuing a QR certificate of vaccination starting next week. The certificate could be used as evidence that the carrier is fully vaccinated, or has sufficient antibodies after going through the infection. This program could be part...

Macedonia 20.05.21 | 11:35

Over 12,000 vaccines issued on Wednesday

A little over 12,000 vaccine doses were distributed yesterday, and of them 9,711 went to people who received their first dose. With this, the number of citizens who are being vaccinated rose to 232,485, including 36,366 people who received both doses. Meanwhile, the number of people registered on the...

Macedonia 19.05.21 | 19:46

2,000 Macedonian citizens registered to get vaccines on the border with Bulgaria

Some 2,000 Macedonian citizens registered to get a vaccine at two border crossings, with the help of a Bulgarian association. The organization led by Milan Vrabevski announced it will offer Macedonian citizens vaccines regardless whether they are also dual Bulgarian citizens or not. The vaccination points...

Macedonia 19.05.21 | 17:48

Starting with early June, Macedonia will begin to rely on the Sinovac vaccine

Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce set early June as the period when he expects the arrival of 500,000 doses of the Sinovac vaccine. Despite the fact that this vaccine is reportedly less effective then vaccines from other producers, it will likely become the main option available in Macedonia, where currently...

Macedonia 18.05.21 | 11:11

New delivery of nearly 10,000 doses of Pfizer vaccines

A new batch of 9,360 doses of the Pfizer vaccine were delivered to Macedonia today. Half of it comes through direct contract with the manufacturer, and the rest through the Austrian supported vaccine delivery program for the Balkans. Macedonia is currently vaccinating about 14,000 people a day, using...

Macedonia 18.05.21 | 10:18

President Pendarovski and Government officials will get vaccinated

President Stevo Pendarovski and a number of Government officials will be vaccinated today. Most of them will take the vaccine at the largest mass vaccination site – the Boris Trajkovski sports hall in Skopje. Deputy Prime Ministers Fatmir Bytiqi and Nikola Dimitrov and Ministers Bujar Osmani, Bojan...

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