Vaccination programme on halt for a week

Vaccination programme on halt for a week

The Health Ministry has suspended the creation of new appointments for vaccination against the novel coronavirus for the duration of one week. According to the ministry spokesperson Zuzana Eliášová, this is a response to the shortage of vaccines in Slovakia, but it is estimated to last only a single week. The Health Ministry pointed out that the inoculation of teachers under 55 with AstraZeneca vaccine continues, however. In a similar vein, the first and second vaccination doses in retirement homes continue as planned as well. Prime Minister Igor Matovič confirmed that Slovakia is negotiating with EU countries on the loan of vaccines to bridge the period with very low supplies. Moreover, Matovič added that on Wednesday he received an offer from the German Chancellor to transport patients from Slovak hospitals to Germany.

Zuzana Botiková, Photo: AP/TASR