Serbia donates 40,000 doses of Sputnik V to North Macedonia
Serbia has donated a total of 40,000 doses of Sputnik V vaccine to North Macedonia, the government in Skopje announced.
The first contingent of 20,000 vaccines has already arrived in Skopje, and the remaining 20,000 doses, as announced, will arrive “in the next period”.
The vaccines were received at the Clinical Centre in Skopje by Prime Minister of North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, and Minister of Health, Venko Filipce.
“Let me share my satisfaction with the arrival of the second donation from Serbia. An act of great friendship that comes at a really important moment for us. It is a donation of two times 20,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine, which come in a period that is important for us to extend the continuity of mass vaccination,” Zaev told reporters.
Mass vaccination began in North Macedonia on Wednesday with 24,000 doses of AstraZeneca that arrived through the Covax system, and as Zaev pointed out, this donation from Serbia is valuable so that the immunization process would not be interrupted until the ordered vaccines arrived.
Serbia previously donated 8,000 Pfizer vaccines, which are the first vaccines that came to North Macedonia, and they were used to vaccinate healthcare workers.
At the session, the Government of Serbia adopted several draft laws and the decision to give 40,000 vaccines Sputnik V to North Macedonia.