Vaccination in Slovenia is relatively successful, but we are limited by the small number of vaccines supplied, said the national coordinator of the vaccination program at the NIJZ at a morning press conference. Marta Grgič Vitek.

So far, health workers have vaccinated 54,935 people with one dose and 42,763 with two, which is about two percent of the Slovenian population.

We are expected to receive just under 140,000 doses of vaccines in February, so Grgič Vitkova predicts that by the end of the month they will be able to vaccinate everyone over the age of 80 who has expressed interest in vaccination, which has accounted for about five percent of the population. In March, they are then expected to get around 100,000 doses of vaccine again, which will probably not be enough even for everyone in the age group between 75 and 80 who comes next.

In April, then, people over the age of 70 and at the same time anyone with more serious chronic diseases could come in line. Only after that do the over-65s and other chronic patients and emergency services come into line, and the adult and healthy population will obviously only be able to be vaccinated in the summer or later.

For all people over the age of 80, they will use mRNA vaccines from the American manufacturers Pfizer and Moderna, while the vaccine from the British manufacturer AstraZenec will vaccinate others and the elderly who are immobile or poorly mobile, as the latter vaccine is more stable and easier to transport.