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So far, Albania has provided over 9 thousand vaccines

  • 2/18/2021 8:50 AM
So far, Albania has provided over 9 thousand vaccines

So far, Albania has provided over 9 thousand Pfizer vaccines. On January 11, the first 975 doses arrived in the country. Prime Minister Edi Rama together with the Minister of Health said that they were a gift from a friendly European country, which never became known.

The other doses of the vaccine came thanks to the agreement with the Pfizer company . On February 2, Albania provided 1,170 Pfizer's first anti -Covid-19 vaccines. While the remaining 7020 doses arrived on 15 February.

From the contract with Pfizer so far 8190 doses of vaccine have arrived. A total of 9165 doses of vaccine have been provided in Albania, all produced by Pfizer.

The next dose of vaccines is expected to arrive on March 22. In total, by the beginning of March, Albania will have 40 thousand doses of Pfizer.

Health authorities say vaccinations have been provided for 800,000 people in both doses. Another route from which the vaccine is expected to arrive is AstraZeneca, which the Albanian government said is in the final stages of negotiations.

In Albania, the Covax mechanism envisages bringing two types of vaccines, both of them produced by the company Pfizer BioNTech, and AstraZeneca. The preliminary plan for the distribution of vaccines states that the first supply is expected to be 141,600 doses from the company AstraZeneca.

/Klara Ruci/