Talks to open cancer research center with BioNtech’s co-founder ‘continuing’

Turkish-German scientist Uğur Şahin, who developed the Pfizer-BioNtech coronavirus vaccine together with his wife Dr. Özlem Türeci, will likely invest in Turkey to establish a medical research center, according to Mustafa Varank, Turkey's industry and technology minister.

COVID-19 vaccination campaign: 40,812 people immunised in last 24 hours

Romania's National COVID-19 Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV) has reported that in the last 24 hours, 40,812 doses of vaccine were administered nationwide, of which 36,763 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 4,049 doses of the Moderna vaccine, according to data provided on Tuesday by the National Public Health Institute (INSP) on the National Electronic Register of Vaccinations application

EU Admits Vaccines' Supply Shortages

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has admitted the EU was late to authorise Covid-19 vaccines and "we're still not where we want to be".

She also acknowledged the EU had been overconfident about production targets being met amid delays at factories.

Mrs von der Leyen has come under fire for the EU's slow vaccine rollout.

As of February 9, Romania receives 1,236,449 COVID-19 vaccine doses, distributes 981,610

As of February 9, Romania received 1,236,449 doses of Pfizer, Moderna and Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine, of which 981,610 were distributed, Chairman of the National COVID-19 Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV) Valeriu Gheorghita said on Tuesday. "A total of 1,236,449 doses of Pfizer, Moderna and Astra Zeneca vaccine were received as of February 9, of which 981,610 were distributed.

EU finalizes second deal with Pfizer for 300 mln vaccine doses

The European Union has finalized a deal with Pfizer and BioNTech for the supply of an additional 300 million doses of their Covid-19 vaccine, a European Commission spokesman told Reuters on Monday.

The EU secured 300 million Pfizer doses in November last year and announced a preliminary deal for 300 million more shots on Jan. 8, subject to talks about the terms of the new contract.

More than 1.500 newly infected, 14 people died

In the last 24 hours, 7.510 samples were tested, and a total of 2.693.265 since the outbreak of the epidemic.
Currently, 3.877 people are hospitalized, and there are 135 patients on the respirator.
So far, 4.126 people have died in Serbia, death rate amounting to 1.01 percent.

Blick: Serbia first in Europe in vaccination

CNCAV: Eighth tranche of Pfizer BioNTech vaccine to arrive in Romania on Monday

The National COVID-19 Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV) announces that the eighth tranche of Pfizer BioNTech vaccine, of 163,800 doses, arrives in the country on Monday, by air, at Otopeni, Cluj-Napoca and Timisoara airports, informs CNCAV in a press release sent on Sunday to AGERPRES.