Sofia, Bulgaria: The Minister of Health – Professor Asena Serbezova, in her recent statement, warns that a new wave of the novel coronavirus might be witnessed by the world. The Minister was speaking during the opening of a program of the Bulgarian Red Cross, which is expected to extend the COVID-19 vaccination drive in the European country.
The Bulgarian health minister further stated, “The virus has not gone away yet. What we have focused on is to gather in one place all the available information about vaccines, presented to Bulgarian citizens in an understandable language. Through the campaign, we promote the opinions of leading medical experts on the use of vaccines in people with various types of diseases. We also organized a series of discussions about the benefits of vaccines among those working in emergency centres”.
She then highlighted several other initiatives launched by the Bulgarian administration to accelerate the COVID-19 vaccination drive in the country, such as – “+me”.
A vaccination programme has also been started by the government of Bulgaria, the health minister stated, adding, “This is extremely crucial because failing to take appropriate action at the right time is a problem and a threat to public health that we must reduce”.
She then urged the population of the country to follow the COVID-19 norms and precautions.
For the present time, there are a total of 2,054,126 individuals who have taken their required number of the COVID-19 vaccines and are in the category of fully vaccinated population. This number of individuals represents around 29.7% of the total targeted eligible population.
On the other hand, to date, there are a total of 740,125 Bulgarian nationals who are fully vaccinated and have also received their third dose (booster shots) of the WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccines, as per the official data, representing nearly 10.7% of the total targeted eligible population.