Musa: Seven percent of population in FBiH fully vaccinated

Musa: Seven percent of population in FBiH fully vaccinated

SARAJEVO, July 29 (FENA) – Member of the Crisis Staff of the FBiH Ministry of Health Sanjin Musa stated today at the session of the House of Peoples of the FBiH Parliament that 12 percent of the population over the age of 18 got the first dose of vaccine in the Federation of BiH.

“Seven percent of the population has been completely vaccinated. Significant arrival of new vaccines is expected during August. We are talking about 1.8 million doses,” Musa pointed out.

He says we have been at a low level of coronavirus transmission since mid-June, which means that the incidence at the seven-day level was below ten cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

“As of July 26, we are at the level of low transmission of infection within the community, with 30 percent of new cases recorded last week. This speaks to the need for intensive monitoring and the need to speed up the immunization process when vaccines are available,” Musa said.

He stated that a delta strain has been detected in the Federation of BiH, which is characterized by higher contagion, and stressed the importance of consistent adherence to preventive measures and acceleration of the immunization process.

After the vaccination of priority groups and persons employed in public services, the public health institutes of cantons are obliged to start inviting the rest of the population to vaccination, according to the available quantities of vaccines against COVID-19.

The competent authorities in the cantons, as well as the health institutions in the cantons, are obliged to provide assistance for communication with persons with hearing and vision difficulties, at least one day a week at the place of vaccination.