Virology

Why Presence of Antibodies against COVID-19 is not Enough for a Green Pass?

In The Day Begins, Bulgarian virologist Prof. Radka Argirova commented that there is a difference in the antibodies that our immune system builds up after natural infection and after immunization.

Vaccination produces a specific type of neutralizing antibody in the body that is effective in dealing with the coronavirus.

Bulgaria Has Nearly 7 Million Doses of Vaccines

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.

Over 75% of Adult EU Citizens are Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19

In the EU, more than 75 percent of adult citizens are already fully vaccinated against covid. This was announced by the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.

She added that to date, the EU has exported more than a billion doses of vaccine to more than 150 countries around the world. The EU is the largest exporter of vaccines, the EC president said.

Bulgarian Prof.: A Booster Dose is Given 6 Months after the Second

"There is no doubt in the effectiveness of the vaccines against the Delta variant of coronavirus, although this effectiveness has been reduced. There is no doubt in the reliability and effectiveness of the four vaccines approved for use in the EU and in Bulgaria against Covid-19," said Prof. Mariana Murdzheva, clinical immunologist and rector of MU-Plovdiv.

European Commission: For Now There is No Expiration Date for COVID-19 Certificates

EU legislation does not foresee checking the validity of certificates issued to fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This was stated today by a spokesman for the European Commission on the occasion of the decision of several EU countries to switch to an additional dose of vaccine.

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