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Why Was MP Möderndorfer Not Vaccinated With the AstraZeneca Vaccine?

On Friday, senior Slovenian politicians and a large number of people were vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19. However, our editorial office received the information that LMŠ MP Jani Möderndorfer was an exception, as he was vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine.

We have learned from reliable sources that LMŠ MP Jani Möderndorfer was vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine, like the healthcare workers, and not with the AstraZeneca vaccine, like the other MPs. We decided to contact the MP from the largest opposition party, who confirmed the information. “I was vaccinated today, just like most MPs. I would have taken any vaccine that was available because I am a big proponent of vaccination. However, based on the advice of a specialist, I was vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine for health reasons,” Möderndorfer replied. But as the experts have told us, the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines can only be ordered for people over the age of 75. Even the chronic patients who are particularly at risk, but are younger than 75, can only be vaccinated with AstraZeneca, regardless of the opinion of a specialist. This means that someone helped the LMŠ MP violate the instructions for the vaccination, as even the healthcare workers are currently being vaccinated with AstraZeneca, the experts told us.

The Slovenian public was concerned about the information about the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, mainly because of the reporting of the mainstream media. Namely, more and more information started to appear, claiming that the vaccine is harmful. These covid sceptics were joined by some other prominent individuals from the public sphere, casting further doubt on AstraZeneca. A similar thing also happened in other European countries, leading to some demanding that the vaccine be temporarily withdrawn from use. But the covid sceptics seem to have forgotten that only by vaccinating the population will we be able to return to our normal lives, that is, to how it was before the outbreak of the epidemic.

AstraZeneca is the only vaccine available for those under 75
On Friday, the so-called civil action of the highest representatives of our country took place. The following people were vaccinated with AstraZeneca: President of the Republic Borut Pahor, Prime Minister Janez Janša, Speaker of the National Assembly Igor Zorčič, President of the National Council Alojz Kovšca, Minister of Defence and Deputy Prime Minister Matej Tonin, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development and Technology Zdravko Počivalšek, Director-General of the Police Anton Olaj, Chief of the General Staff of the Slovenian Armed Forces Brigadier General Robert Glavaš, Force Commander Brigadier General Miha Škerbinc and Director-General of the Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief Darko But. These are just a few names. The president of the SD party, Tanja Fajon, was also vaccinated with AstraZeneca – this time without criticising the government, and so were most of the MPs of the National Assembly.

Luka Perš

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