Bulgaria expects to receive 4.5 mln doses of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine

Bulgaria expects to receive 4.5 mln doses of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine

Bulgaria expects to receive 4.5 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University and Cambridge-headquartered biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, health minister Kostadin Angelov said on Friday.

The first delivery of the vaccine to Bulgaria will consist of 500,000 doses, Angelov said in a video file published on the Facebook profile of prime minister Boyko Borissov.

According to the health minister, the 4.5 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine will be enough for the immunisation of 2.5 million people.

A total of 11,200 people have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in Bulgaria, Angelov added.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has already approved the use of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by US biotech company Moderna, the prime minister noted in a separate video file published on his Facebook profile on Friday.

The first phase of the Covid-19 immunisation in Bulgaria started among healthcare professionals on December 27 with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

Bulgaria has registered a total of 207,259 coronavirus cases as of Friday, with 130,191 recoveries and 8,017 associated deaths, according to data published by the health ministry.

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