A Mere 3% of Bulgarians Vaccinated Against the Flu

Only 3% of Bulgarians are vaccinated against the flu, according to the Bulgarian Association for Infectious Diseases. The number was given by Professor Tatyana Chervenyakova, the chairwoman of the association. She contrasted Bulgaria with the other countries in Europe where flu vaccination are stated to be around 70-80%.

Chervenyakova also said that employers should take charge and ensure that their workers are vaccinated by paying for the shots. The professor stated that the price for a vaccine is much smaller than the cost of getting sick. She also said that vaccination of children and people above the age of 65 is especially needed if Bulgaria wants to fight the flu effectively. The influenza strain that’s expected to attack the country is named “Michigan” and hasn’t been especially active in the last few years.

Flu season in Bulgaria usually comes around the late fall and winter. Worldwide, influenza kills tens of thousands of people every year.

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Alex Dimchev

Alex Dimchev is a writer, editor, and weapons master for EUscoop.com

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