Serbia has so many vaccines that there is a choice, and buses arrive from neighboring countries

Serbia has so many vaccines that there is a choice, and buses arrive from neighboring countries

Anyone wishing to be vaccinated must fill out an online form and register. You can define what means you choose: AstraZeneca, Pfizer / BioNTech, Sputnik or Sinopharm. After your injection is scheduled, you will receive a reminder for your second vaccination a few weeks later. Doctors, teachers, nurses and refugees are now largely vaccinated.

The main reason Serbia has this vaccine stock is good relations with three great powers. Beijing has large investments in Serbia, and Moscow has also been an important ally for years. Brussels is not satisfied with this geopolitically, as Serbia also wants to join the European Union.

The Diplomatic Balance Act gives Belgrade access to vaccines from East and West. “The Serbs have adequate dosages and not many countries can say that,” said Balkan correspondent David Jean Godfreud.

opposition

Goodfreud explains that fast pace also has a downside. “People who want to be vaccinated are running out slowly.” Because just like in the rest of Europe, there is resistance to the vaccination program. Add to this the fact that the mistrust in the government in Serbia is indeed high.

Last week, several prominent anti-vaccination activists were arrested in Belgrade. Well-known psychiatrist, Jovana Stojkovic, was questioned at the police station on Thursday on suspicion of fomenting fear through her performance and posts on social media. Five others were arrested.

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