Turkey to receive 4.5 mln doses of Pfizer vaccine this month

Turkey's health minister said early on March 18 that 4.5 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine will arrive in the country this month.

Speaking after a meeting of the country's Coronavirus Scientific Advisory Board, Fahrettin Koca said the first 58,000 doses of the vaccine, which will be used in tests, have arrived in Turkey.

Slovenia ordered 90% of vaccine it was entitled to on pro rata basis

Brussels – Slovenia has ordered 90% of the vaccines it is entitled to in the first and second quarter of the year on a pro rata basis. In December, it did not put in an order for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine during a second round of joint EU purchasing, show figures from the EU’s vaccination steering board.

Slovenia temporarily halts AstraZeneca vaccine use

Ljubljana – Slovenia has decided to temporarily halt the use of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine pending a decision by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

Health Minister Janez Poklukar said Monday the Slovenian expert group for vaccines had not found reasonable grounds to stop using the jab.

Andrei Baciu: Minimum 3,128,000 anti-COVID vaccine doses to arrive in April

Secretary of State with the Health Ministry Andrei Baciu states that, according to the delivery schedule, 2.6 million anti-COVID vaccine doses will arrive in Romania in March, and at least 3,128,000 doses in April. "Regarding the vaccine doses that will arrive in the next period, until the end of March (...) we have a total of over 2.6 million vaccine doses.