The Global Alliance for Vaccines (GAVI) plans to deliver during the second quarter around 14.1 million doses of vaccines against COVID-19 in 47 countries worldwide. North Macedonia, together with Bosnia and Hercegovina, and Kosovo, by June should receive 100,620 doses of the Pfizer vaccine eacsh through the COVAX initiative. Therefore, in the second quarter of this year North Macedonia will receive Pfizer/BioNtek vaccines. In thee first quarter it received AstraZeneca vaccines.
Despite the delivery delays of the vaccines through the COVAX initiative since the start of this year, on the 28th of March, Macedonia received 24,000 doses of the Astra Zeneca vaccine, which is at the moment administered to elderly people above 77. By the end of April, through this initiative, the country should get the remaining 76,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Despite the fact that COVAXty didn’t meet the expectations for delivery of vaccines during March and April worldwide, now GAVI announced it will deliver the necessary doses to all of the countries that have requested vaccines during the first half of the year.