Plenkovic: Croatian citizens to get COVID-19 vaccine as soon as EU gets it

NEWS 10.11.2020 09:17
Source: N1

Croatia will get a verified and certified coronavirus vaccine as soon as the the EU gets it, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Monday evening.

Following news that a COVID-19 vaccine would be available soon, Plenkovic was asked by the press whether the EU would buy it.

“The pharmaceutical company that first produces a verified and certified vaccine, that one will be purchased, and as soon as the EU gets it, Croatian citizens will get it too. That’s our responsibility and we are working on it,” the prime minister said.

The European Commission will soon sign a contract with the Pfizer and BioNTech pharmaceutical groups for the procurement of 300 million doses of vaccine against Covid-19, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced on Twitter on Monday.

The two companies reported earlier on Monday that their experimental COVID-19 vaccine was more than 90% effective based on initial trial results.

“Great news from Pfizer & BioNTech Group on the successful results of their latest clinical trial for a COVID19 vaccine. The EU Commission to sign contract with them soon for up to 300 million doses,” the EC president tweeted.