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Vaccination of Kosovo doctors and nurses begins in Kukës ; 500 doses from Albania

  • 3/20/2021 3:34 PM
 Vaccination of Kosovo doctors and nurses begins in Kukës ; 500 doses from Albania

The vaccination process has started today for 250 doctors and nurses from Kosovo, anti-covid vaccines from the Albanian state. As it is already known, the process of vaccination of the medical staff is being carried out in Kukës.

 500 medical staff will be vaccinated in two days. The country is expected to receive the first vaccines from COVAX - the World Health Organization's scheme to distribute vaccines to poor countries. In delivery through COVAX, Kosovo will receive 100,800 doses of vaccine produced by the company AstraZeneca.

The Ministry of Health in Kosovo, in early January, had announced that it had received confirmation from the American company, Pfizer, for the provision of 535,000 vaccines against coronavirus.

The incumbent Minister of Health, Armend Zemaj said that if the overcrowding of hospitals continues, there will be difficulties in managing clinical cases. On Friday, March 19, Kosovo recorded the highest number of daily infections during 2021, respectively 828 new cases. Since the registration of the first cases of coronavirus in Kosovo, on March 13 last year, health authorities have registered 80,621 cases of infection, of these, 1,744 patients died.

/Klara Ruci/