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Many people lined up in front of vaccination points in the country in order to obtain a certificate that allows them to continue working.
"We have so far delivered nearly 7 million doses of vaccines, and 2.7 million doses have been injected," Bogdan Kirilov, the executive director of the Medicines Agency, told BNR.
Prime Minister Florin Citu announced on Wednesday that a decision was made to start administering the third dose, starting with September 28, for all persons who have more than 6 months after the second dose, with any of the Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna and Astra Zeneca vaccines.
After former Prime Minister Boyko Borissov spoke about donating vaccines against COVID-19 in March and April, and the caretaker government continued talking in June decided on the donation in August, in September the procedure was completed by the Bulgarian institutions by a decision of the National Assembly on Wednesday (September 8).
There are probably no other patients infected with the "Delta" version of COVID-19.
The case was dated back to May, but was announced only yesterday. This led the Minister of Health Stoycho Katsarov to ask for an explanation from the National Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases whether there was a delay in announcing the information.
The National Committee for Vaccination Activities against SARS-CoV-2 (CNCAV) informs that, in the past 24 hours, there were inoculated 88,884 doses of vaccine, of which 68,966 Pfizer, 10,038 Astra Zeneca and 9,880 Moderna, according to the data made available by the National Institute for Public Health through the National Electronic Vaccination Registry application.
"There will be a peak of infections around Easter. There is a bit of a false decrease. Antibodies created by vaccines manage to neutralize, albeit to different degrees, virologist Prof. Radka Argirova told BNT.
We have one and the same strain for a year and four months in Bulgaria. Vaccines had to be changed twice a year, she added.