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Bulgaria ridiculed for using hot dog trucks to deliver coronavirus vaccines

Bulgaria has been ruthlessly mocked after it dispatched vital Coronavirus vaccines – in hot dog trucks.

Boxes of the Pfizer/BioNtech jab were delivered via sausage vans in the EU nation prompting a flurry of jokes online.

The country has ordered 10,000 doses of the vaccine, which are stored in old soviet fridges, MailOnline reported.

Images shared online show workers lifting boxes from a white van decorated with pictures of the fast-food favourite.

Escorted by the police, several refrigerated vans delivered the doses to "a couple" of cities, according to reports.

Trolls have since mocked up Frankfurters with the Pfizer logo as the countries vaccination programme got underway.

Hot dog-themed memes with Photoshopped images and frankfurter-related jokes quickly flooded Facebook and Twitter.

Speaking to The New York Times, health minister Kostadin Angelov did not see the funny side of the the sausage jokes and branded them as “unacceptable”, according to reports.

He said: “Bulgaria is not the only country where private logistics companies provide transportation.”

One person joked "With onions and mustard?" whilst another quipped "between the buns?".

It comes as some feared that the stream of jokes would turn patients off for getting the vaccine.

Mary Sharkova, a healthcare lawyer, said the trucks would not defuse fears, telling the Mail: “There are many people outside of the anti-vax movement who are hesitant to get vaccinated.”

Bulgaria extended a winter lockdown this month, set to last until February, with schools and restaurants closed as we enter the new year.

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The country is beyond its peak, which was in November, by the death rate is comparatively high with neighbouring countries.

Bulgaria has had just over 200,000 cases, with 7,515 deaths linked to Covid-19.

The EU regulator gave Pfizer the green light on December 21, a fortnight after the UK signed off on the jab.

Bulgaria will deliver a further 57,000 doses in January, on top of the sausage-van 10,000.

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