Ljubljana – More than 76,000 shots of coronavirus vaccines were delivered during the Vaccination Days, a special campaign between 19 and 23 December during which some vaccination centres were open around the clock. The vast majority were booster shots.
Nearly 5,000 received their first shot, almost 7,500 the second shot and 64,000 got booster shots, Health Minister Janez Poklukar told the press on Friday.
Data by the tracker Covid-19 Sledilnik indicates that vaccination was more than double the usual rate during the campaign.
According to Poklukar, the vaccinations are estimated to have saved 2,000 people from being hospitalised and prevented 500 ICU admissions and 300 deaths.
“The goal of the campaign was to raise the vaccination rate and protect hospitals from caseload in the coming days and weeks, when the omicron variant will become prevalent,” he said.