Flu Epidemic Expected to Hit Bulgaria in January

The Head National Health Inspector Dr. Angel Kunchev estimates that flu season will start in January next year. The winter in Bulgaria is just starting and people are beginning to think about preventing seasonal viruses. 

Bulgaria and the Flu

According to Kunchev, there’s an increased interest in vaccination against flu since last year. The current interest of Bulgarians to vaccinate is still pretty low, at around 3-4%. And yet, pharmacies are still unprepared for the current demand. Last year only 2% of the country was vaccinated. Kunchev also added that October and November are the preferable periods for vaccination against the flu, with December probably being too late to think about prevention.

The health inspector claimed that there should be a mandatory vaccine against varicella (chickenpox), which is standard in several European countries.

In any case, Bulgarians must prepare for the upcoming cold days with the right tools and know-how.

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