Another 50,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19, produced in Saint Petersburg, arrived at Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport on Feb. 22, Serbian Innovation and Technological Development Minister Nenad Popovic has stated.
According to Popovic, the vaccine will be immediately delivered to the Torlak Institute, which will then distribute it to the various vaccination points across the country. “Serbia is still the only country in Europe to which the Russian authorities have approved the shipment of a larger quantity of the vaccine,” the minister added.
Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic announced on Feb. 22 that additional 46,800 doses of the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine will arrive later in the day.
She said that Serbia has signed contracts for a total of 12,332,200 doses, of which 1,970,220 have so far been delivered, adding that the goal is to ensure that every citizen of the country receives the two necessary doses.