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Anti-COVID vaccination campaign / 51,925 people - immunized within last 24 hours

The national committee for vaccinating against COVID (CNCAV) informs that within the last 24 hours there were 51,925 vaccine doses administered, of which 38,613 - Pfizer, 6,369 - Moderna and 6,943 - AstraZeneca, according to the data published by the National Institute of Public Health (INSP), through the National Electronic Vaccination Registry.

Timisoara County Hospital to open first non-stop vaccination center in Romania

The manager of the Timisoara County Hospital, Dr. Raul Patrascu, announced on Thursday that the unit will open the first vaccination center in Romania that will operate non-stop, and it should become operational on March 23. The center will have four flows per day and per night, so that the vaccination capacity, in 24 hours, will be 480 people.

Turkey to receive 4.5 mln doses of Pfizer vaccine this month

Turkey's health minister said early on March 18 that 4.5 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine will arrive in the country this month.

Speaking after a meeting of the country's Coronavirus Scientific Advisory Board, Fahrettin Koca said the first 58,000 doses of the vaccine, which will be used in tests, have arrived in Turkey.

Covid-19 in Bulgaria: Growing Number of Hospitalized – 7,600, 107 Deaths

In the past 24 hours there have been 4,374 new cases of Covid-19, as107 died of it, show the data from the Single Information Portal for March 17.

Yesterday, 19,214 tests were made - 1,0861 PCR and 8,353 antigen. Positive tests are over 22%.

As of March 17, there were 47,173 active cases.

Slovenia ordered 90% of vaccine it was entitled to on pro rata basis

Brussels – Slovenia has ordered 90% of the vaccines it is entitled to in the first and second quarter of the year on a pro rata basis. In December, it did not put in an order for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine during a second round of joint EU purchasing, show figures from the EU’s vaccination steering board.

Slovenia temporarily halts AstraZeneca vaccine use

Ljubljana – Slovenia has decided to temporarily halt the use of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine pending a decision by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

Health Minister Janez Poklukar said Monday the Slovenian expert group for vaccines had not found reasonable grounds to stop using the jab.

Slovenian experts say no reasons to suspend vaccination with AstraZeneca

Ljubljana – The Covid-19 vaccination advisory group of the National Public Health Institute (NIJZ) has said that, for the time being, there are not reasons to suspend vaccination with any of the Covid-19 vaccines, with monitoring showing that they do not cause blood clots and, if they do, this happens very rarely.