Greece donated 20,000 Astrazeneca vaccines to Albania.
The vaccines arrived at the Tirana International Airport, on Monday, June 14.
They were received by the Albanian Deputy Minister of Health, Eugena Tomini, in the presence of the Greek Ambassador to Albania, Sofia Filippidou.
The Albanian Health Minister Ogerta Manastirliu thanked the Greek government and said it was an important contribution to meeting the country’s vaccination needs.
20.000 #AstraZeneca 💉 transported today from #Greece 🇬🇷 to friend & neighbor #Albania 🇦🇱 @GSCP_GR & @GreeceMFA join forces to promote vaccine sharing because in fighting #Covid_19 we stand #StrongerTogether 🤝 @AlbanianDiplo @AlbaniaGreecein @GreeceinAlbania @eu_echo pic.twitter.com/QJ6iP6gRQd
— Civil Protection GR (@GSCP_GR) June 14, 2021
Albania has administered about 850,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines so far, according to the Reuters Covid-19 Tracker. Assuming every person needs 2 doses, that’s enough to have vaccinated about 15% of the country’s population.
The Greek government will also supply 20,000 Astrazeneca vaccines to North Macedonia.
In Greece, the National Vaccination Committee has decided that the AstraZeneca vaccine will not be given, anymore, to people under the age of 60. The decision was made public on Monday, June 14.