Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- As efforts to vaccinate a new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) in Kosovo are progressing at a slow pace, an opposition MP has urged the Albanian Prime Minister to help Kosovo citizens in Albania by opening vaccination centres.
An opposition Kosovo MP has urged Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama to open vaccination centres for Kosovo citizens at a time when Kosovo has one of the lowest Covid-19 vaccination rates in Europe.
"I want to be vaccinated with any vaccine that my Albanian compatriots are vaccinated against. And like me, there are a lot of people in Kosovo [who want it], " Xhavit Haliti, an MP from the Democratic Party of Kosovo, PDK, said on Tuesday on Facebook.
His call came two days after Kosovo's new Health Minister Arben Vitia said Kosovo authorities had turned down an offer from Albania to vaccinate Kosovo teachers.
Kosovo has one of the lowest vaccination rates in Europe, with only 24,000 doses taken so far through the COVAX mechanism.
The vaccines are used for healthcare workers and people over the age of 80.
The government says it is trying to purchase other vaccines.