On Tuesday, European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi will visit North Macedonia on the occasion of the delivery of the first COVID-19 vaccines, shared and funded by the European Union.
Austrian EU Minister Karoline Edtstadler will accompany Commissioner Várhelyi to Skopje.
Commissioner Várhelyi will have a meeting with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev at the Government and subsequently visit the vaccination centre at the Boris Trajkovski Arena together with PM Zaev and Minister Edtstadler, followed by media statements, the EU Delegation to Skopje said in a press release.
As announced by the European Commission and Austria on 20 April, in total 651,000 BioNTech/Pfizer doses will be delivered to the region in weekly installments from the beginning of May to August. Of these, 119,123 vaccines will be delivered to North Macedonia. These vaccines will help to accelerate vaccination campaigns against COVID-19, to ensure that all frontline medical workers and some of the most vulnerable groups are inoculated.