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Minister calls for coordinated action to accelerate jab drive

Turkey's health minister has called for a common and coordinated action in order to accelerate vaccinations against COVID-19.

"We are expecting support from the healthcare community to help overcome vaccine hesitancy and from all media outlets to reach out to the public and get messages regarding the vaccination across," Fahrettin Koca said.

Over 12,000 Children in Bulgaria have been Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

There are 12,136 children in Bulgaria with completed vaccination against COVID-19. This was announced by the Ministry of Health / MH / in the profile of the department on Facebook. 16,195 children were immunized with the first dose of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, a total of 28,331 vaccines have been given to children aged 12 to 17, inclusive.

Top officials get booster shots

Ljubljana – Slovenia’s top officials have received booster shots of coronavirus vaccines nearly nine months after they received their first shots in the early stages of the vaccination campaign. President Borut Pahor received his booster shot on Tuesday and Prime Minister Janez Janša on Monday, according to their social media posts. Speaker Igor Zorčič was vaccinated last week.

Some 8.6 million people skip second, third doses of COVID jabs, says minister

Around 8.6 million people in Turkey have skipped their second and third doses of the vaccines against COVID-19, the country's health minister has said.

"You need to get your shots on time if we are to benefit more from power of the vaccinations," Fahrettin Koca wrote on Twitter on Nov. 11, urging people to stick to the vaccination program.

Turkey to give booster shots to all adults: Minister

Turkey will offer booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine to all its citizens aged 18 and older starting on Nov. 11, the country's Health Minister has announced.

Speaking after the Health Ministry's Science Board meeting held on Nov. 11, Fahrettin Koca reminded that the country was already giving the third dose of the vaccine to those who are aged above 60.

Pfizer Wants Permission in the United States for Booster Doses for Anyone over 18

The pharmaceutical company Pfizer has asked the US Food and Drug Administration to allow the third dose of Covid-19 vaccine for anyone over 18 years of age.

The argument is that more protection is needed and that there is a danger of increasing the spread of the virus with holiday trips and gatherings.

Bulgarian Health Minister Katsarov: The Measures are Working

250,000 first doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given in the last 2 weeks. This was stated by the Minister of Health Stoycho Katsarov in "The day begins with Georgi Lyubenov".

According to Katsarov, the measures work because they reduce the number of newly infected, and people comply with the requirements for a green certificate.