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Over 40,000 Doses of Vaccines arrived at Sarajevo Airport

Yesterday, 40,800 doses of Astra Zeneca vaccines, procured through the Covax mechanism, arrived at Sarajevo International Airport. This information was confirmed on his Twitter profile by the Assistant Minister of Civil Affairs of BiH in the health sector, Dusan Kojic.

He added that the next delivery with the same number of vaccines via Covax will be delivered in five weeks. In addition to vaccines procured through Covax and EU4Health, the vaccines were donated to Bosnia and Herzegovina by Serbia, Turkey and China.

A total of 412,120 doses of coronavirus vaccine arrived in Bosnia and Herzegovina, counting today’s delivery of 31,500 doses of Pfizer / BioNTech vaccines. 

The Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine contingent that arrived at Sarajevo International Airport today was purchased through the COVAX mechanism, through which Bosnia and Herzegovina ordered 1,232,000 doses of vaccine. 

On Tuesday, another 32,760 doses of BioNTech vaccines were delivered through the same mechanism, and another 10,530 doses from the same manufacturer through the EU4Health program. 

Through the COVAX mechanism, 49,800 doses of vaccines from Astra Zeneca and Pfizer / BioNTech arrived in Bosnia and Herzegovina earlier, as well as another 10,530 doses of Pfizer / BioNTech vaccines through the EU4Health mechanism. 

The Republika Srpska entity procured 67,000 doses of Sputnik V vaccine and 80,000 doses of Sinofarm vaccine. 

Bosnia and Herzegovina received donation of 40,000 doses of Sinovac vaccine from the Republic of Turkey, 40,000 doses of Astra Zeneca vaccine from the Republic of Serbia, and 50,000 doses of Sinofarm vaccine as a donation from China. 

Most of the vaccines received, 130,000, came from the manufacturer Sinofarm, followed by 108,720 doses of Pfizer / BioNTech vaccines, 67,000 doses of Sputnik V vaccines, 66,400 doses of Astra Zeneca vaccines, and 40,000 doses of Sinovac vaccines. The total amount of vaccines received so far is sufficient to immunize 12 percent of the total population of Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

In the coming period, in addition to prepaid doses of vaccines through the COVAX mechanism and those that should arrive through the EU4Health program, another 50,000 doses of vaccines donated by Malaysia at the invitation of BiH Presidency member Sefik Dzaferovic are expected, 20,000 doses of Astra Zeneca vaccines donated by the Republic of Croatia , and 4,800 doses of vaccines as a donation from Slovenia. 

Negotiations between the Government of the Federation of BiH and several manufacturers on the procurement of larger quantities of vaccines for the needs of immunization of the citizens of this entity are underway.

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