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Health minister calls on public to avoid complacency

Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has called on the public to avoid complacency and believing that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 causes a milder disease, urging everyone to get their booster shots.

"We are fighting a variant of the virus that spreads rapidly and causes a milder course of the disease. This should not be passed onto you as complacency," Koca said on Twitter.

Studies in the United States Point to the Need for a Third Dose of Covid Vaccine

According to studies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States, vaccine protection has dropped to 94% during the Delta variant and to 82% during Omicron. These are the first 3 major studies looking at the extent to which vaccines protect against Omicron.

Bulgarian Doctor: We are Waiting for a Vaccine that will Protect us Completely from COVID

"I hope that another type of vaccine will be developed soon, according to the classic method, long-lasting vaccines, multifactorial, which with one injection will completely protect us from current and future variants of the coronavirus."

This was said on BNR by the infectious disease specialist Prof. Georgi Popov from Sofiamed University Hospital.

Prof. Mosialos – What applies to the vaccination of children 5 to 11 years old

Professor of Health Policy at LSE Elias Mosialos wrote on the approval of the coronavirus vaccine for children and specifically for the ages of 5 to 11 years, the , by posting an extended message on his personal Facebook account.

Prof. Mosialos refers to the clinical trials that were carried out until the licensing of vaccines for children aged 5 to 11 years.

Health Minister Katsarov after Booster Dose: Vaccines are Safe and Effective

"Over 90% of the victims of COVID-19 in our Bulgaria are elderly unvaccinated citizens. It is normal when launching a new product, such as Covid-19 vaccines, that every doctor wants indisputable evidence of its safety and effectiveness. One year later, we have no reason to doubt.