Macedonia far from achieving collective immunity


In order to achieve collective immunity of the population, more than 80% of the population needs to be vaccinated, and Macedonia is currently far from achieving the so-called “herd immunity” according to the latest indicators related to the population immunization campaign.

“Herd immunity requires 80 percent of vaccinated people and we are far from this for the time being. Therefore, the Ministry, the Government, the EU Delegation, UNICEF have all urged and campaigned for people to get vaccinated,” said Health Minister VenkoFilipche on Tuesday.

The Ministry of Health said Tuesday that 27.5 percent of the country’s population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

According to latest analyses, Kavadarci has the highest percentage of inoculated citizens (43.5%), followed by Ohrid (42.9%) and Gevgelija (41%). Debar (17.3%),Tetovo (17.1%) and Kichevo (15.8%) have the least vaccinated citizens until now.


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