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Slovenia to have 5% of population vaccinated by month’s end

Slovenia to have 5% of population vaccinated by month’s end

Slovenia’s government has shared its plans to inoculate 5% of the population by the end of the month. Currently, the small EU country has 2% of its population vaccinated against covid-19, STA reported on Thursday.

Marta Grgic Vitek, the coordinator of the vaccination programme at the Slovenian National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) said that the country continues at a current pace and if the supply of vaccines will be the same.

The two cities Ljubljana and Ajdovscina are main centres of the vaccinations, although, in some towns, like Kranj and Nova Gorica, new batches of the vaccine have not arrived yet and are expected on Thursday.

In Slovenia, a total of 108,000 vaccine doses have been distributed and another 136,100 doses are to be supplied this month.

According to Ms Vitek, the vaccine produced by AstraZeneca is recommended for people aged between 18 and 64, as there is not enough data on its efficiency in older people.

The second shot is to be administered after nine to 12 weeks, which is longer than with mRNK jabs.