Brussels – Data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) suggest that Slovenia has so far used 76.1% of the Covid-19 vaccine shots it has received, while almost a quarter of them is still undistributed. The average for EU member states is around 70%. Slovenia’s NIJZ said the actual figures were higher.

According to ECDC data, Slovenia has so far received almost 190,000 shots of the AstraZeneca, Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines.

Pfizer/BioNTech has delivered over 145,000 dosages, and almost 134,000 have been used, which is more than 92%.

The share of the Moderna shots distributed is just over 50%, as the country has received only 8,400 dosages so far.

AstraZeneca has delivered 36,000 dosages, while only 5,800 or 16% have been used, show data by the European vaccination tracker.

In total, Slovenia has so far used 144,000 shots of the vaccine or 76.1% of what had been supplied, which makes it 11th most efficient of all EU countries.

Responding, Slovenia’s National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) said the actual figures were higher because Slovenia reported to the ECDC only once a week.

More than 174,000 doses of the vaccine have been used in Slovenia: 123,087 persons have received the first jab and 51,406 both, according to NIJZ’s website.

NIJZ explained for the STA that it sent the country’s figures to the ECDC once a week for the week before. “So the figures published today on the ECDC’s website are lower than the actual number of vaccinated persons in Slovenia.”

The most efficient in inoculating the population are Estonia and Lithuania, which have used all the vaccine shots delivered to them, while Hungary is the least efficient, having used only 44% of the vaccine available.

The Netherlands and Luxenbourg have used only little more than half of the shots delivered to them, and France has more than a third of unused shots.

Hungary has so far received the most dosages per 100,000 inhabitants, 18.3, followed by the Netherlands with 17.1. Slovenia has received 11 shots per 100,000 people to rank 19th in this respect. Both France and Italy have received fewer, 9.6 and 8.9, respectively.

Malta has so far inoculated 10.1% of its population with the first shot, which is the highest share in the EU, and is followed by Denmark with 8.8%. Slovenia ranks somewhere in the middle with 5.5%.

Malta also tops the list when it comes to the share of people who have already received two shots (4.2%) and is again followed by Denmark (3.9%). Slovenia is again in the middle with 2.9%.


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