During the NATO days in Mošnov, near Nový Jičín, the Chief of General Staff of the Czech Army Aleš Opata has shared that more than 85% of the soldiers employed in the Czech army have already been vaccinated. Furthermore, only a few individuals are reportedly currently infected with covid-19 or in quarantine. For reference, there are about 25,000 professional soldiers in the Czech Republic. Most serve directly within the army, others serve under the Military Police or Military Intelligence. “We have units that are over 90 percent inoculated. Vaccination in the military was key to us. By having vaccinated soldiers and the system we have adopted to prevent infection, we allowed ourselves to go back to training and many other things. The fact that the vaccination works is proven by the number of sick people we have today –  just two infected and eight in quarantine, “said Opata. Vaccination also likely helped the fact that this year’s NATO days could take place with visitors from the public allowed to come to the event. During the two-day spectacle, a total of 55,000 viewers came to see the showcase of military equipment.

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