EU Commissioner for Health: I urge people to get vaccinated

Bulgaria will receive information campaign designs from the EC, which have been successfully conducted in other countries

Photo: BTA Stella Kyriakides (L) and Stoycho Katsarov (C)

“I am glad with the commitments for help in the vaccination process. There will be an information campaign related to the topic of how important vaccines are in reducing and limiting the coronavirus pandemic,” Health Minister Stoycho Katsarov stated after his meeting with European Commissioner for Health Stella Kyriakides.

Bulgaria will receive information campaign designs from the EC, which have been successfully conducted in other countries, in order to convince people to get vaccinated.

“We discussed the establishment of a national anti-cancer plan, which would help in the treatment of people with oncological diseases,” said also Minister Katsarov.

“The global epidemiological situation is calm, but we cannot be satisfied with the vaccination rate,” said Commissioner Kyriakides.

“I am very happy to be in Bulgaria. It is one of the first countries which I'm visiting in order to see how the vaccination plan is proceeding and to give my support. I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to visit a mobile vaccination centre. We follow very carefully the situation with the different vaccine types. We know that those people who are vaccinated are protected. All four EMA-approved vaccines are available in Bulgaria,” Kyriakides added. In her words, about 50% of the EU citizens have received a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

“With the improvement in vaccination rates, we have reason to be optimistic, but we cannot be satisfied. We are monitoring very carefully the situation with the different vaccine types and we know that the vaccinated people are protected,” she was adamant.

“All four vaccines that have been approved in the EU and applied in Bulgaria are safe and effective. Vaccination saves lives, reduces hospitalisations and allows us to return to a new normalcy as well as to travel,” specified also Commissioner Kyriakides, urging people to get vaccinated.

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