The Covid-19 vaccination advisory group of the National Public Health Institute (NIJZ) said there are currently no reasons to suspend vaccination with any of the Covid-19 vaccines, with monitoring showing that they do not cause blood clots and, if they do, this happens very rarely.
Today’s opinion comes after a few EU member states suspended the administration of AstraZeneca vaccine out of precaution after some vaccinated persons developed complications related to blood clots. It also comes a day after a primary school in the town of Velenje said it would be closed today because 26 teachers took sick leave due to strong reaction to the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Vaccination strategy revised to cover vaccines for all residents
The government adopted a revised national vaccination strategy at a correspondence session to provide vaccines to all residents with permanent or temporary residence, not just to Slovenian citizens. Soldiers were added to the nine groups to be prioritised for vaccines together with police officers, while previously only soldiers leaving for missions abroad were on the priority list. What is more, the Oncology Institute in Ljubljana, the country’s main cancer treatment centre, was added to the list of vaccination centres. The strategy was adopted on 3 December and first revised on 1 March.