Slovenians trust Pfizer/BioNtech jab most as over half want the vaccine

The Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine is the most trusted COVID-19 vaccine among Slovenians and is followed by the single-dose vaccine Johnson & Johnson, a poll conducted by Valicon shows, and more than half of Slovenians (56%) intend to get vaccinated, the Slovenian press agency STA reported. [Shutterstock/Mike Mareen]

The Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine is the most trusted COVID-19 vaccine among Slovenians and is followed by the single-dose vaccine Johnson & Johnson, a poll conducted by Valicon shows, and more than half of Slovenians (56%) intend to get vaccinated, the Slovenian press agency STA reported.

For his part, Slovenian President Borut Pahor, who visited the city of Brežice on Tuesday stressed how important it is to get vaccinated. Pahor is set to receive a shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine at the end of the week.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Janez Janša has called for a “corrective mechanism” for the distribution of vaccines in the EU after talks in Vienna with his counterparts from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia and Latvia. 

However, according to a survey conducted by the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ), most people comply with anti-coronavirus rules and recommendations, while the pandemic has resulted in worsening lifestyle trends, including unhealthy diets, reduced physical activity and more mental issues. An increase in chronic conditions is also expected.

(Željko Trkanjec | EURACTIV.hr)

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