Tag: vaccines
Macedonia 24.02.21 | 15:25

Filipce: The Serbian donation is enough to vaccinate all medical workers in Macedonia

Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce said that the newly arrived donation of Pfizer vaccines from Serbia will be enough to inoculate all medical workers in Macedonia. Serbia donated a total of 8,000 vaccines, in two batches. Vaccinations are going well so far, we have vaccinated 1,300 medical workers, at...

Macedonia 24.02.21 | 13:54

LIVE: Serbia delivers second batch of its vaccine donation to Macedonia

The second batch of Pfizer vaccines donated by Serbia to Macedonia arrived at the Tabanovce border crossing. Serbia donated a total of 8,000 doses, and delivered 4,680 in the first batch. Live video of the ceremony is available here.

Macedonia 24.02.21 | 09:14

Serbia to deliver a second donation of Pfizer vaccines to Macedonia

Serbian Healthcare Minister Zlatibor Loncar will today deliver the remaining several thousand Pfizer vaccines of the total shipment of 8,000 vaccines that Serbia is donating to Macedonia. Macedonian Minister Venko Filipce will meet Loncar at the Tabanovce border crossing to receive the aid shipment....

World 23.02.21 | 13:07

Orban: There are no Eastern and Western vaccines, just good or bad ones

The duty of all countries is to provide as many coronavirus vaccines as possible, regardless of their origin, said Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. “There are no Eastern or Western vaccines, just good or bad vaccines”, he added. Hungary has signed contracts with Chinese and Russian...

Macedonia 18.02.21 | 11:44

Immunization in Macedonia starts with vaccination of 202 healthcare workers, 38 thousand people aged over 70 express interest in getting the shot

The Ministry of Health informs that so far 55,970 people expressed interest in Covid-19 vaccination through the “Vakcinacija.mk” website, while 29,209 people applied for vaccination through family doctors. Of this total, 38,000 people over the age of 70 have registered for vaccination. Immunization...

Macedonia 14.02.21 | 11:08

Macedonia receives the first coronavirus vaccines – 4,680 Pfizer doses donated by Serbia

After weeks of delays, the Serbian donation of 4,680 doses of Pfizer coronavirus vaccines arrived to Macedonia this morning. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Prime Minister Zoran Zaev attended the ceremony at the Tabanovce border crossing. These is the first shipment of vaccines Macedonia has received...

Macedonia 13.02.21 | 22:19

The first delivery of vaccines from Serbia arrives tomorrow

The first delivery of vaccines from Serbia will arrive tomorrow, informed the government press service. The Government also informed Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic will meet with Zoran Zaev to deliver the donation. The shipment of vaccines will be delivered at the Tabanovce border crossing. The...

Macedonia 11.02.21 | 21:25

Brnabic: Serbia waiting for Pfizer approval over vaccine donation for Macedonia

Everything is prepared for Serbia to hand over the Pfizer vaccine donation to Macedonia but we are waiting for an approval from the U.S. manufacturer, said Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, MIA reports from Belgrade. She explained that the agreement between Serbia and Pfizer stipulates that vaccines...

Macedonia 11.02.21 | 12:10

Mickoski: The incompetence and ignorance is sickening

The incompetence and ignorance is sickening, said VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski after the announcement yesterday evening that the Zaev Government was not able even to organize the take-over of the Pfizer vaccines Serbia agreed to donate. They’ve hit rock bottom, Mickoski added. Macedonia...

Macedonia 11.02.21 | 09:35

Zaev trolled for his English language skills

Somebody took the time to register a website under www.vaksajns.mk, and direct its visitors to the official, Macedonian Healthcare Ministry www.vakcinacija.mk website, where citizens are asked to register for the coronavirus vaccine (if and when it eventually becomes available in Macedonia). The vaksajns...

Macedonia 11.02.21 | 09:30

Another vaccine fail – Serbian donation called off

Macedonia was supposed to receive its first doses of the coronavirus vaccine today – a donation of 8,000 Pfizer vaccines from Serbia. A hand-over ceremony was planned at the Tabanovce border crossing at 14h, where Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic was supposed to meet with Prime Minister Zoran...

Macedonia 10.02.21 | 09:25

Online registration for vaccines begins today, even while vaccine delivery date remains uncertain

The Healthcare Ministry is opening a website today where citizens can register to receive a coronavirus vaccine. The Ministry still hasn’t provided the vaccines, after its initial attempt to go after Western produced vaccines failed. A new plan is to source the vaccines from China, with a still...

Macedonia 09.02.21 | 09:04

EU drama replicates on the vaccine front – date TBD

One of the most repeated phrases in Macedonian politics over the past few years is “no date”. It refers to the approval in principle by the European Union member states to allow Macedonia to open EU accession talks, but the failure to approve a date when these talks will actually begin. The...

Macedonia 08.02.21 | 15:26

Filipce assures the public that the Chinese vaccines are safe

Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce assure the public today that the Chinese produced coronavirus vaccines are safe and will be effective, at a rate of between 60 and 90 percent. “This will be enough to provide a degree of collective immunity”, Filipce said, as he signed the contract for 200,000...

Macedonia 08.02.21 | 09:43

Minister Filipce about to sign a contract for 200,000 Chinese vaccines

Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce is set to sign a contract for the purchase of 200,000 doses of coronavirus vaccines from China today. The move is a major climb-down for the Zaev Government, which earlier rejected Russian and Chinese vaccine offers and insisted it will only buy western produced vaccines,...

World 07.02.21 | 11:26

V4: Those who are quick can save lives, those who are slow will lose lives, Orban says

Speed is the most important when it comes to the procurement of a Covid-19 vaccine, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in Budapest on Friday, after having talks with Andrej Babis, his Czech counterpart, the V4 news agency reported. “Those who are quick can save lives, those who are slow...

Macedonia 05.02.21 | 22:20

Sekerinska: We tried to buy the western vaccines, but now we must look more broadly

Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska confirmed that the Government is looking to other suppliers of coronavirus vaccines, after insisting for months that as part of NATO and a claimant to EU membership, it will only purchase western produced vaccines. Macedonia still hasn’t administered a single...

World 05.02.21 | 16:49

V4: Brussels’ vaccine procurement is sluggish, Orban says

The key for Brussels bureaucrats was to procure vaccines cheaper. For us, however, although money is not an insignificant issue, it only comes second when our lives are at stake, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told Hungary’s public radio in an interview, the V4 news agency reported. Based...

Macedonia 03.02.21 | 18:57

Macedonia won’t wait for the West any longer and will purchase Chinese vaccines – after Zaev cleared it with US and NATO

After failing to obtain a single dose of the more covered Western produced vaccines, Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce (pictured) today announced that the first shipments Macedonia can expect in February will come from China. Initially the Government refused offers from Russia for its vaccine, and was...

Balkans 01.02.21 | 21:59

Albania receives the first Pfizer vaccines, and Republika Srpska got a shipment of Sputnik V

Two countries in teh region received their first more serious batches of vaccines today. Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama announced the arrival of the first Pfizer vaccines in the country which has ordered a total of 500,000 doses. And at the Sarajevo airport in Bosnia, 2,000 Sputnik V vaccines arrived...

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