From: Die Morina van Uijtregt
Serbia To Begin Vaccinating Against Covid-19

Serbia is one of the first countries in Europe to being vaccinating people against COVID- 19, planned for Thursday.

Its President Aleksandar Vucic said on Wednesday that the Balkan state will launch the campaign with Pfizer- BioNTech shot.

“Vaccination starts tomorrow in Serbia,” Vucic told the press, adding that the first to be vaccinated are the elderly in retirement homes.

Serbia confirmed that has received nearly 5,000 doses of the vaccine.

“It is important to protect these people […] more than 80 percent of the people who have died from this terrible virus are the elderly and they are most at risk,” Vucic told media.

More than 300 thousand people have been infected in Serbia, with 2,800 victims.

Officials confirmed for Radio Free Europe that 80,000 doses of the vaccine should go to Serbia every month, or enough for 40,000 people, as two doses should be taken within a few days.

Although Serbia has not yet approved the use of vaccines, the country is expected to use the Russian-made vaccine against the coronavirus, Sputnik V, and China’s Sinopharm to provide more doses for a population of seven million.