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23 September 2021

Vaccines accessible across Serbia thanks to EU Support

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Twenty-four institutes for public health across Serbia have received specialised vehicles for the transport of vaccines and medical teams, thanks to the support of the European Union. The President of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, and the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Serbia, Ambassador Emanuele Giaufret, attended the handover of vehicles equipped with portable refrigerators and additional equipment that enables the distribution of vaccines while providing a cold chain. With these, vaccines can be made available in remote health stations and reach more people.

 

The EU is also continuing financial support for the employment of 200 health workers engaged in 23 health institutions in Serbia for a new period of three months, providing the additional human resources needed in the fight against COVID-19. This support, worth close to €1.2 million, is part of a larger package of EU aid totalling over €10 million in medical and non-medical equipment delivered during this and previous years in partnership with the UNOPS office in Serbia.

 

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the European Union has supported Serbia in the fight against the spread of the virus with more than €77 million, of which  €20.7 million was spent on urgent support and the most pressing needs to strengthen the health system in Serbia both in crisis and during regular functioning.

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Source: EU Delegation to Serbia

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