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Vaccination of Residents of Sarajevo continues Tomorrow, 7,000 Doses available

The vaccination of residents of Sarajevo against the coronavirus will continue tomorrow in the “Juan Antonio Samaranch” hall (Zetra). The Ministry of Health of Canton Sarajevo announced that the immunization will continue according to the previously determined Plan and protocol of immunization of the Institute of Public Health of the Sarajevo Canton.

Vaccination starts at 8:00 AM and will last until 8:00 PM, and 7,000 vaccines are available.

“Once again, we are informing our fellow citizens that they will not come if they have not received an invitation for vaccination. All those who come without an invitation will be returned “, they pointed out from the relevant ministry.

Once again, they invited all those interested in immunization, who have not yet applied, to do so through the application of the Health Insurance Institute of CS at the link https://evakcina-registracija.ezoblak.ba/

“Also, all those invited are asked to respect their vaccination dates specified in the invitation so that the vaccination could proceed smoothly, without creating unnecessary crowds, and to the satisfaction of all those involved in this process,” the Ministry added.

On May 19th, the new 11,700 doses of vaccines for the whole of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which are provided through the EU Covax program, have been delivered to Sarajevo, and they are Pfizer / BioNTech vaccines, said the head of the EU Delegation to BiH, Johann Sattler. 

“The third delivery of 11,700 doses of vaccines provided through the EU was delivered yesterday. 

By August this year, 214,000 doses will be provided, Sattler wrote on his Twitter profile.

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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