Today we mark the World Health Day. Same day last year we were at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and we all hoped that it would end soon. A year later, the world is still battling the pandemic, with new strains of virus and new challenges posed by this major health crisis, Health Minister Venko Filipche said in a message on Wednesday.
“2021 is the year of vaccination. A year that we hope will be the last in which we live with coronavirus restrictions. Vaccine is the only way to beat the virus, but unfortunately the vaccination is going slower-than-expected worldwide,” Filipche said in the message on World Health Day.
He said that the demand for vaccines is enormous and production capacities are limited.
“We are making the utmost efforts to provide greater quantities of vaccines in our country. My greatest wish is to complete the vaccination drive as soon as possible. We carried out the preparation for vaccination in a timely and efficient manner. We have set up an efficient vaccination programme. I sincerely hope that inadequate access to vaccines in the world will soon be surpassed, and then, we will work around the clock to vaccinate as many citizens as possible. I ask for patience, understanding and respect the measures until this period is overcome,” Filipche added.