Turkey to donate 100 000 vaccines to Bulgaria

Turkey is to donate 100 000 vaccines to Bulgaria to enable the country to fulfil its child immunisation calendar to the end of the year, Bulgarian Health Minister Petar Moskov said.

Moskov said that an agreement had been signed with Turkey, which would supply vaccines of the same kind that Bulgaria had used up to now.

The vaccines would reach Bulgaria on June 19 or 20, Moskov told a news conference. They cover illnesses such as tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis and hepatitis B.

In return, Bulgaria would supply to Turkey tuberculosis vaccines, of which the neighbouring country had a shortage.

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