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Slovakia lacks flu vaccines

SLOVAKIA will find itself short of flu vaccines in the next influenza outbreak, the daily Pravda reported.

The demand for vaccines is bigger than the pharmaceutical industry can meet. The health service does not even have enough vaccines for the people who need them most, such as the seriously ill or elderly.

There are around one million chronically ill people and people over 65 in Slovakia, but the health service will have only 500,000 vaccines available.

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The unemployment rate continued its downward trend in December

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A Slovak prisoner tattooed in Auschwitz, remained silent until he grew very old

Lale Sokolov fell in love in the concentration camp; only those close to him knew his story.

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Kiska: Only president can bestow awards

President Andrej Kiska turned to Constitutional Court over the law on state awards recently passed by the government.

President Andrej Kiska granting awards, January 1, 2018