Serbia may start Sputnik V vaccination from January 5
Serbia may start vaccination with the Russian anticancer drug “Sputnik V” from January 5, TASS reports, citing Serbian Ministry of Health Secretary of State Mirsad Jerlek.
According to him, it is planned to use 2,400 doses of the Russian vaccine within a week. It is most likely that the use of “Sputnik V” will begin tomorrow.
Jerlek also noted that about 11 thousand people should be vaccinated by the end of the week. It is estimated that 720,000 people will receive the coronavirus vaccine in the first phase. Public interest in vaccination was much higher than expected, the Secretary of State stressed.
It was announced on December 31, 2020 that the Serbian Medicines Agency approved the use of the Russian anticoid vaccine Sputnik V. The pharmaceutical regulator also issued a permit for the import of the first batch of Sputnik V in the amount of 2.4 thousand doses.