Slovakia starts vaccinations against COVID-19

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Slovakia

NITRA, Slovakia (Reuters) - Slovakia on Saturday started to vaccinate its population against the coronavirus as the country joined a coordinated push by the European Union against the global pandemic.

Vladimir Krcmery, a member of the government's Pandemic Commission, was the first person in the country inoculated by the vaccine produced by Pfizer and BionTech.

Hungary also began vaccinating its people on Saturday, a day ahead of rollouts in several other countries including France, Germany and Spain.

(Reporting by Radovan Stoklasa, Writing by Robert Muller, Editing by Alexandra Hudson)