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Only 19% of Bulgaria’s population has received Covid-19 vaccines: Dr. Angel Kunchev

Dr. Angel Kunchev
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0.77% of all Covid-19 deaths in the last 4 months are among vaccinated. This is 1 in 160 people, Bulgaria’s Chief State Health Inspector Angel Kunchev said in an interview for Nova TV.

According to the latest survey of the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, the risk of infection remains high in countries where vaccination rate is below 70%, noted Angel Kunchev.

"Bulgaria and Romania are the only EU countries with vaccination rates below 50%. Bulgaria has a vaccination rate of 19% and if we continue this way, we are to face big risks", Dr. Kunchev commented. "If we had reached a vaccination rate of 70%, there would have been no coronavirus restrictions in this country. A number of European countries have reached this vaccination rate long ago", Angel Kunchev added.


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