Skip to main content




Serbia authorises third shot of COVID-19 vaccine, minister says

Serbia authorises third shot of COVID-19 vaccine, minister says

A woman gets a shot of vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Usce shopping mall, where the first 100 vaccinated will receive a discount voucher worth 3,000 dinars (US$30.74) secured by mall's management and retailers, in Belgrade, Serbia, May 6, 2021. (Photo: REUTERS/Marko Djurica)

BELGRADE: The Serbian health authorities authorised a third dose of COVID-19 vaccines for people with compromised immune systems, health workers and anyone vaccinated at least six months ago, country's labour minister said on Sunday (Aug 15).

The Balkan country is facing a surge in coronavirus infections, with an average of over 900 cases a day in the past week due to the highly contagious Delta variant. It so far vaccinated over 50 per cent of its population of around 7 million.

In a live broadcast by the state RTS TV, Darija Kisic Tepavcevic, a doctor and Serbia's labour minister, said health authorities would start administering the third dose of vaccines to the immunocompromised from Tuesday.

"Citizens who received their shots at least six months ago may also request to receive the third dose," said Kisic Tepavcevic.

She did not specify which vaccine would be used for the third dose.

Serbia is currently using COVID-19 vaccines from four manufacturers; Pfizer/BioNtech, China's Sinopharm, AstraZeneca/Oxford and Russia's Sputnik V.

So far COVID-19 has killed 7,167 people in Serbia, while 732,044 have fallen ill.

BOOKMARK THIS: Our comprehensive coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic and its developments

Download our app or subscribe to our Telegram channel for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak:


Source: Reuters/ec


Also worth reading