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Serbia to receive 1.2 mln doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in Q2

Author Radomir Ralev
Serbia to receive 1.2 mln doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in Q2 Source: Serbian Health Ministry

BELGRADE (Serbia), February 19 (SeeNews) - Serbia signed an agreement with Pfizer-BioNTech to receive 1.2 million doses of the Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine in the second quarter of 2021, health minister Zlatibor Loncar said on Friday.

Pfizer-BioNTech will deliver 1.2 million doses to Serbia in the second quarter instead of the 500,000 agreed initially, while further 1.19 million doses will be provided in the third quarter, instead of 400,000, Loncar said in a government statement. 

As of February 17, the Serbian government had administered a total of 945,977 COVID-19 vaccine doses, with 306,332 reimunised citizens, Mirsad Djerlek, state secretary at the health ministry, said earlier this week. 

In January, Serbia, a country with a population of about 7 million, agreed the delivery of 2 million doses of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, while 500,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinopharm were received on February 10. 

Serbia started the immunisation of its citizens with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in December.