Revaccination of 996 residents of Sarajevo Canton with Pfizer vaccines will be performed today in the hall “Juan Antonio Samaranch” (Zetra) in Sarajevo. These are citizens who received the first dose of the vaccine on June 1 this year, the Sarajevo Canton Health Center announced.
The Medicines Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina has approved the use of a series of Pfizer vaccines from the last delivery, and they have been delivered to the Sarajevo Canton, allowing the revaccination process to begin.
The Health Center asked the citizens to respect the terms they received in the call for revaccination, the Protocol and Press Service of the Sarajevo Canton announced.
In the past 24 hours, 672 samples were registered with the Public Health Institute of the Federation of BiH, seven of which were positive for SARS-CoV-2. New cases have been registered in Tuzla and Sarajevo Canton.
So far, a total of 714,670 samples have been tested in the Federation of BiH, and SARS-CoV-2 has been confirmed in 133,946 persons. No deaths were reported in the Federation of BiH in the past 24 hours, the entity’s Public Health Institute said.
In the last 24 hours, at the Institute of Public Health of the Republika Srpska, the University Clinical Center of the Republika Srpska, the University Hospital in Foca and the Hospital Sv. Vracevi in Bijeljina 78 laboratory samples were tested and no new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) cases were registered.
In the last 24 hours, no deaths from the effects of coronavirus have been reported to the RS Institute of Public Health.
So far, 64,346 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in that entity, and a total of 3,781 people have been confirmed to have been tested for coronavirus.
In the Brcko District, 38 samples were tested, and no one tested positive, Fena news agency writes.
Last night, 50,000 doses of Sinovac vaccine donated by Malaysia to Bosnia and Herzegovina arrived at Sarajevo International Airport. Nine bottles were excluded, which will be analyzed by the control laboratory of the Agency for Medicines and Medical Devices of BiH.
The use of vaccines is possible in a few days. At the end of July, a donation from the United States of half a million doses of the Pfizer vaccine should arrive in our country. The United States Government will donate 500,000 doses of Pfizer coronavirus vaccines to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The vaccines are expected to arrive in BiH in late July, the BiH Ministry of Civil Affairs said.
Also, the Slovenian government will donate 48,000 doses of Astra Zeneca vaccine to Bosnia and Herzegovina. “The donation of vaccines to BiH, which is in a difficult epidemiological situation with only 8% of those vaccinated, is a humanitarian and noble move by which Slovenia acts in accordance with the European principle of solidarity and cooperation,” said Slovenian Health Minister Janez Poklukar.
Assessing the currently favorable epidemiological situation in the country, he pointed out that the Slovenian health care system functioned well during the third wave of the epidemic. As he said, he is sure that Slovenia would withstand a possible fourth wave if it happened. He added that the most important thing is to get vaccinated as extensively as possible in order to ensure health security in the fall.
In Slovenia, 29 percent of the population and 46 percent of adults were vaccinated with both doses.