Experts warn that it is a matter of time before the British strain of the corona virus, which is more contagious, appears in Serbia, so it is very important that as many people as possible be vaccinated as soon as possible.
The trend of decreasing the number of patients continued, so in the last 24 hours, the number of infected people was 15.7 percent compared to those tested. Out of 9,434 citizens, 1,484 of them were positive. 19 patients died, 4,718 were hospitalized and 165 were on respirators.
The head of the Office of the World Health Organization in Serbia, Dr. Marjan Ivanuša, says that if 30,000 people were vaccinated daily, counting two doses, in six months, immunization would cover three million citizens. He pointed out that the current epidemiological situation is much better than it was in December, but there is still a large number of new infections and deaths on a daily basis.
– We expect that by the end of March, through the “Kovaks” program, about 150 million doses of vaccines will be distributed to the states – said Ivanuša. – More than 600 million doses should be available by the end of June, and more than two billion doses by the end of this year. “Kovaks” also faces the same problems as every country, that the vaccine is not available enough and there is a great demand for the vaccine.
The director of the Institute for Public Health of Vojvodina, Dr. Vladimir Petrović, points out that we are far from a favorable situation, but that we are on the downward phase of the third epidemic wave and that, if this trend continues, we could say that we are in a favorable situation. He assessed the situation in Vojvodina as extraordinary, although the disease rates in January were five times lower than those registered in November and December.
– It is necessary for 95% of the population to be immune in order to be relatively calm, and in order to avoid epidemic waves, it is necessary for about 70% of the population to have immunity – says Dr. Petrović.
According to the words of the Deputy Mayor of Belgrade, Goran Vesić, a new point for mass immunization will start working tomorrow or the day after tomorrow in Hall 3 of the “Belgrade Fair”, where 30 points will be set up, and 48 doctors and 56 nurses will work from 8 to 8 p.m.
SERBIA AS AN EXAMPLE
FORMER President of the Slovak Parliament and leader of the Slovak People’s Party, Andrej Danko, called on Prime Minister Igor Matovic to follow the example of Hungary and start negotiations with Russia on the procurement of the “Sputnik V” vaccine. He also welcomed Serbia’s approach to the procurement of vaccines, saying that the EU should behave in the same way. Danko said that Slovaks should have a choice between preparations against the corona virus that come from the West and the East.
– If the Hungarians can do it, so can the Slovaks – said Danko.
He points out that between 8,000 and 10,000 people a day will be able to be vaccinated in this hall.
– Considering that the vaccine is received by 3,500 to 4,000 people in health centers, with the opening of a new point at the “Fair”, between 15,000 and 17,000 citizens of the capital will be immunized daily. Hall 3 will have a waiting room, registration boxes and medical examinations.
You will enter at one entrance and exit at another, so there will be no crowds.
About 200,000 Belgraders have applied for immunization so far. During yesterday, 939 people from Šap received the vaccine against the corona virus, and in the last three days, a total of 2,286 citizens. During the first three days of mass immunization, more than 1,200 residents of Valjevo received the vaccine. Immunization is performed in the “Grand” hotel, and all citizens will be vaccinated, regardless of whether they have previously registered.
Since the beginning of the mass vaccination in Krusevac and its surroundings, 5,538 people have received the vaccine, and only yesterday, 1,935 citizens were vaccinated. Vaccination of people over the age of 65 will continue in rural areas from tomorrow.
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