We have applied for vaccines against Kovid-19 through the Kovaks mechanism, as well as all other countries in the region, for 20 percent of the population. They are 800,000 doses, because they need two doses, one and after a few weeks one in accordance with the current knowledge for the development of antibodies. As the knowledge about progress is now, the expectation is that the vaccine will be available early next year. The vaccine will not be mandatory, as it has not entered the calendar, but there will be a strong recommendation, said the Minister of Health, Venko Filipce.
He stressed that this is a system of the WHO and the Global Alliance for Vaccination, which enables as vaccines come from different manufacturers, to be equally distributed to all countries that have applied for this mechanism.
“All countries in the region and Europe applied to this mechanism and this is a way to access the vaccine. Here is the latest information that in the final stages of the research is a.q. the Oxford vaccine of the Astra Zenika company. We also have offers from two European countries, which have signed bilateral agreements with the company, only EU member states. Poland offered to resell us a certain amount from their reserves. Prime Minister Micotakis also told Prime Minister Zaev that we can count on certain quantities from Greece as well. The expectations are that it will be in the first few months of 2021 “, said Filipçe in the show” Samo Vistina “on Kanal 5 television.