This week, vaccinations are also set to begin in eight other regions of the country. Slovakia has 200,000 doses of the Russian vaccine at its disposal, and under the agreement with Moscow, it can bring two million doses to the country’s population of 5 million.
Zilina is one of the cities and regions where the interest in the vaccine from Russia is increasing. After a few days of registration, more than 600,000 people expressed a desire to vaccinate themselves with this preparation, which has not been approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Persons.
The procedures and procedures for administering the Russian preparation are similar to those for other COVID-19 vaccines. Interested parties must additionally sign a declaration that they know the setup is not authorized by the EMA. Once thawed and prepared for vaccination, it should be used within 2 hours.
Currently, in Slovakia, Sputnik V can be given to people from 18 to 60 years old. In some institutions there are questions about the vaccination of the elderly.
The non-standard behavior of the then head of government, Igor Matovich, in importing the Russian vaccine deepened the governmental crisis in the country. In the end, the prime minister and health minister resigned. Matovic took over from Finance Minister Eduard Heger, who became Prime Minister. Upon importing the vaccine, Matovic asserted that up to half a million people in Slovakia wanted to be vaccinated only with the Russian preparation.
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