Tag: vaccines
Macedonia 17.09.21 | 18:26

Starting in October, only fully vaccinated people will be allowed into cafes and restaurants

Starting with October, citizens won’t be allowed into restaurants and cafes unless they are fully vaccinated. Up until now, those who have received only one dose of the vaccine were also allowed in, while the unvaccinated remain banned. We intend to have the vaccination certificate become a certificate...

Macedonia 06.09.21 | 13:05

No vaccine proved more reliable than the others, Minister Filipce says

Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce said that the vaccinated patients who are treated from the coronavirus have received various vaccines, and there is not one type that dominates among these cases. In the latest large wave of the illness, about 13 percent of all hospitalized patients and 10 percent of...

Macedonia 20.08.21 | 17:06

Healthcare Ministry: Ten percent of those hospitalized with Covid-19 are fully vaccinated

The Healthcare Ministry informed that 85 percent of the newly diagnosed coronavirus patients and 91 percent of those who were hospitalized were unvaccinated. The Ministry is coming out with the statistics after Prime Minister Zoran Zaev badly mangled them during his interview yesterday, when he gave...

Macedonia 29.07.21 | 11:53

Plaque of gratitude to Vucic for helping vaccinate Macedonian journalists

The President of the Macedonian Association of Journalists (MAN) Ivona Talevska awarded Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic with a plaque of gratitude for his help in getting Macedonian citizens vaccinated. Estimated 40,000 Macedonians were vaccinated in Serbia, especially during the spring and early...

Macedonia 07.07.21 | 17:23

Over 11,000 Macedonian citizens were vaccinated in Vranje alone

Serbian healthcare authorities report that a little over 11,000 Macedonian citizens were vaccinated in the border city of Vranje so far. Of them, 6,362 have also received the booster shots. It’s estimated that about 40,000 Macedonian citizens have received vaccines in Serbia altogether, some travelling...

Macedonia 19.06.21 | 17:17

Minister Filipce finally acknowledges the vaccine shortage

Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce acknowledged that the mass vaccination process in Macedonia has stopped because of the lack of vaccines. The Boris Trajkovski sports hall in Skopje will be closed for several days and serious work will resume only at the end of the month, when is the next deadline for...

Macedonia 14.06.21 | 09:34

First dose vaccines available only “if you know the right people”

Macedonia is set to receive a batch of about 10,000 Pfizer doses today, but other than that, the country has few vaccines on stockpile for first dose vaccinations. Because of the unreliable deliveries, the doses for booster shots are kept in reserve, and the Ministry practically only vaccinates citizens...

Macedonia 29.05.21 | 14:32

Issuing of first doses greatly reduced as Macedonia faces a vaccine shortage

The Healthcare Ministry informed that only 2,411 citizens received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine yesterday – this is down from about 10,000 in past days. Unsure of future deliveries, Macedonian healthcare authorities are keeping over 200,000 doses for booster shots for citizens who...

Macedonia 28.05.21 | 17:13

Macedonia ran out of vaccines

Macedonia is about to run out of vaccines. Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce informed the public today that the Ministry only has 10,000 doses meant for the first shot left. There is a large stockpile of 230,000 doses remaining, but these are meant as second shots for citizens who received the first...

Macedonia 26.05.21 | 22:40

Doctor Panovski: We could’ve saved at least a 1,000 lives with faster vaccination

Microbiologist Nikola Panovski, who is one of the most trusted voices in Macedonia during the epidemic, estimates that we lost at least a 1,000 lives due to the late start in vaccinations. The Zaev regime initially refused to even seek Chinese and Russian made vaccines, and only began to seek them out...

Macedonia 25.05.21 | 13:48

The vaccines, which were supposed to arrive in January or February, arrived in May, but 5,329 citizens died waiting for them

VMRO-DPMNE Hristijan Mickoski leader reacts to the news that another 10,500 Pfizer vaccines  arrived in the country on Monday. The vaccines are a donation. The lie has no limit, and when it comes from politicians lackeys of Zoran Zaev, we may be pessimistic, they can do worse. They announced a mass...

Macedonia 24.05.21 | 17:47

Batch of 10,530 Pfizer vaccines arrives in Macedonia

Another shipment of 10,530 Pfizer vaccines organized partially through the EU – Austrian Team Europe program arrived in Macedonia today. About half of the shipment is delivered through a direct contract with the producer and the rest is through the EU led program. 

Macedonia 14.05.21 | 12:46

40,000 AstraZeneca vaccines expected to arrive today under Covax program, donation of 100,000 Sinopharm vaccines expected tomorrow

Health Minister Venko Filipce informed Friday the public that about 40,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine under the Covax program are expected to arrive in the country during the day. Nearly 40,000 AstraZeneca vaccines are expected to arrive today under the Covax program, and tomorrow 100,000 Sinopharm...

Macedonia 06.05.21 | 15:04

Corruption watchdog confirms that Zaev and Filipce paid 7.8 million USD to a shell company in a failed vaccine scheme

The Anti-Corruption Commission (DKSK) confirmed reports from VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski that the Healthcare Ministry paid 7.8 million USD to a shell company for the purchase of vaccines. The attempt to use a company that is clearly unqualified for the job prompted the Chinese side to pull out...

Macedonia 06.05.21 | 12:36

Macedonians party in Vranje as they express gratitude to Serbia for providing vaccines

The association of Macedonian – Serbian friendship booked billboards in Vranje and got activists to stage a party, showing their gratitude toward Serbia for providing vaccines to Macedonian citizens. Estimated 15,000 Macedonians got vaccinated in Serbia in the past weeks, as supply in Macedonia...

Macedonia 04.05.21 | 15:35

EU is proving its dedication to the Balkans with the delivery of vaccines, Pisonero says

The European Union is proving its support for the Western Balkans countries with its delivery of Pfizer vaccines, said EU spokeswoman Ana Pisonero. Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi is in Macedonia today, as part of his Balkan tour with Austrian Minister Karoline Edtstadler, during which Macedonia...

Macedonia 27.04.21 | 14:38

Another delay: Chinese vaccines to arrive by May 1 at the latest

According to the latest information, the Chinese vaccines are set to depart from Beijing to Istanbul on Wednesday (April 28), and from Istanbul to Belgrade on Friday (April 30), and then to Skopje using special cold-chain transport on Friday evening or early on Saturday (May 1), said Health Minister...

Macedonia 26.04.21 | 15:35

Filipche: 20,000 Sputnik vaccines arrive, 10,000 Pfizer jabs expected today, 200,000 Chinese vaccines by month-end

The vaccination process is going well. The second dose of the Sputnik V vaccine is currently administered and 20,000 doses of the Russian jab for this purpose arrived yesterday morning, said Health Minister Venko Filipce on Monday. He pointed out that today 10,000 “Pfizer” vaccines are set...

Macedonia 21.04.21 | 11:44

Bulgarian association offers coronavirus vaccination tours in Sofia for Macedonian citizens

The Bulgarian Memory association announced that it will provide Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for Macedonian citizens. Starting today, people can apply with the organization and get vaccinated in the Aleksandrovska hospital in Sofia. Milan Vrabevski from the association said that the applicants should...

Macedonia 20.04.21 | 13:57

EU and Austria announce a shipment of Pfizer vaccines for the Balkan countries

The European Union announced a shipment of vaccines for the Balkans, including Macedonia, which will receive 119,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine between May and August. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen made the announcement today, addressing Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Kosovo...

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