13,000 Albanians Vaccinated So Far as New Suply of Anti- Covid Jabs Expected on Monday

“Tomorrow (Monday) 15,000 more doses of Pfizer will arrive and COVAX has finally confirmed the launch of the supply of AstraZeneca vaccine within the first two weeks of March, which we will immediately administer in the process of vaccination of teachers.”
This announcement was made by PM Edi Rama at the Vaccination Center in the National Arena in Tirana on Sunday, where the vaccination of elderly over 80 years old is continuing.
“What remains the challenge is to provide a significant amount of vaccines and I hope we have good news very soon. The contacts are continuous and it looks good, but let’s not talk ahead of time,” said Rama.
For her part the Minister of Health, Ogerta Manastirliu noted that “today we continued with the vaccination of the +80 age group among whom are the first +90 year old. While we continue to vaccinate medical staff our plan is to reach the target of over 13,000 vaccinations in total within today. Vaccination has already started in Korça, Vlora, Shkodra, Elbasan, and other centers.”
The minister said new vaccines are being prepared, which will be distributed across the country to continue with capillary vaccination.
“We are preparing for the new vaccinators, ie for the nurses who will perform the training in the National Arena, who will then be distributed throughout the country. There are young people who have been selected by the portal, but also students, and the armed forces, to start capillary vaccination at the moment when we will have the vaccines,” said Manastirliu.
Referring to the arrival of other doses of the vaccines, Manastirliu said that a supply of 15,000 vaccines will arrive on Monday. According to her, 14,000 AstraZeneca vaccines from the COVAX mechanism are expected within the first 10 days of March and the inoculation of teachers under 65 years old will start. /argumentum.al