Bosnia and Herzegovina COVID-19 Employer Resources

The authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina have relied too much on a joint mechanism to procure the Covid-19 vaccine (COVAX), so they have not negotiated directly with pharmaceutical companies. The result of such action is that the state has received the first doses of the vaccine in the second half of February. In the first stage, the administration entity Republic of Srpska has procured the first doses (2000 pieces) of Russian vaccine Sputnik V (which has been used for the vaccination of the medical staff). Also, other administration entity – Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina has received donation of AstraZeneca vaccine – Covishield India (10000 pieces), but this vaccine has no local licence/approval (it is expected that local Agency for Medicinal products and Medical devices will approve this vaccine after it will be approved/licenced by European Medicines Agency-EMA).

COVID-19 vaccine considerations for Bosnia Herzegovina

  • Can employers mandate the vaccine?
    Yes
  • Who will control delivery of the vaccine?
    Federal and provincial governments
  • Who covers the cost of the vaccine?
    Government
  • Where will people get vaccinated?
    Government designated vaccination locations
  • Is there cultural resistance to getting the vaccine?
    Moderate

Bosnia and Herzegovina, as the state, is composed of three administrative entities, as follows:
*Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina,
*Republic of Srpska,
*Brcko DC,
and all of these entities have own Public Health Institute, who will be responsible for COVID-19 vaccine delivery.

More Information

Offical site from the Institute for Public Health of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina 

Officila site from the Public Health Insitute of the Republic of Srpska

Official site from the Public Health Subdivision, Government of the Brčko

This information is provided by MAI CEE, Asinta's partner in Bosnia Herzegovina.

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Page last modified: March 4, 2021

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