ZAGREB, July 30, 2020 – Health Minister Vili Beros said on Thursday it was difficult to say when the coronavirus vaccine would be available, but that Croatia’s participation in global initiatives was important so that it would not be left without the vaccine.
“The European Commission and other global initiatives are making their projections based on optimistic thinking, with some mentioning the end of this year and some the middle of the next . I really can’t say except that the vast capacities of the research community are being used in efforts to find a vaccine,” Beros said while answering questions from the press ahead of a cabinet meeting.
Croatia recently signed a preliminary agreement for a million and a half doses of vaccine as part of the European Commission’s initiative. Beros said that the price of that vaccine was still not known and that ultimately it was not important. “We will find a way to buy what the Croatian people need,” he said.