The President of the Republic, Ilir Meta, has announced by Decree, law no. 134/2020 “On the ratification of the engagement agreement between the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Albania, represented by the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, and the GAVI Alliance, for participation in the global structure of access to vaccines COVID-19 (Covax Facility)”.

According to the institution of the presidency, this agreement, although it is an important step in the measures taken by the Albanian state in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, enables the coverage of finding the vaccine for only 20% of the population, or even more, depending on funding made available by the Albanian state.

The Head of State urges the government to make every effort to ensure full budgeting coverage of every need and request of the population for vaccination.

It is necessary that every step taken by the Albanian Government, be well studied, in full coordination with the structures and partners of the World Health Organization and the European Union, in order to ensure vaccination to the extent that the country needs for coping with this pandemic.

For this reason, the Government must make every effort to guarantee the full budgeting coverage of every need and request of the population for vaccination”, it is said, among other things, in the reasoning of the President of the Republic.