Vaccine rollout slows as fewer vaccines delivered in March

Health Ministry plans to open registration for vaccination for those over 50 next week.

(Source: TASR)

Some large-scale vaccination centres will not open this weekend, due to the shortages in AstraZeneca Covid vaccine supplies to Slovakia.

The Health Ministry is working on yet another adjustment to the vaccination strategy, to give preference to people with chronic diseases. Up until now, Slovakia's vaccine strategy has been determined by age.

Hospitals, especially those in eastern Slovakia, have been vaccinating younger people with the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines even though they are supposed to reserve these for older people. This is because they do not have enough over seventies in their districts to use up their allocations.

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