SARAJEVO, May 4 (FENA) – This is a big day when we have shown that we care about Bosnia and Herzegovina and have stood by its side since the very beginning of this pandemic, said EU Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi at today’s handover of the first contingent of vaccines to Bosnia and Herzegovina from the European Union mechanism.
He pointed out that this is a step towards getting out of the pandemic and an incentive for vaccination campaigns in BiH.
“We want to help you provide vaccines for health care workers, who are in the frontline in fighting the pandemic. These doses that we are delivering today will help the medical workers in Bosnia and Herzegovina get their first vaccination. This is a security for them, this is a security for the population in its entirety,” said the EU Commissioner.
He points out that the European Union will deliver 651,000 doses of vaccines to the entire region of the Western Balkans, while BiH will receive more than 200,000 doses only through this scheme.
“Together with the COVAX initiative, where the European Union is the biggest donor still, we are delivering almost one million doses of vaccines for the entire region. And this is only the beginning, because we need to have vaccinated everyone and we are ready to continue help Bosnia and Herzegovina in that fight,” concluded Várhelyi.