The Slovenia Times

Slovenia to get 750,000 vaccine shots in case of flu pandemic


Ljubljana - In line with an agreement that the European Commission signed with pharmaceutical company GSK on behalf of a dozen EU countries, including Slovenia, last week, Slovenia will receive 750,000 shots of pandemic influenza vaccine Adjupanrix if a flu pandemic is declared, the Health Ministry told the STA on Monday.

In line with the agreement on a joint order, the EU countries will be able to buy up to 85 million doses of the vaccine if necessary.

But the vaccine will only be supplied if the World Health Organisation declares a flu pandemic, the ministry explained.

The Commission noted it was important to be prepared for a potential new pandemic of a flu variant that people have little or no immunity to.


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