Romania vaccinated two million people by end of March

Prime Minister Florin Citu is running against the incumbent president, former prime minister Ludovic Orban, and seems to be the favourite in the race. [EPA-EFE/ROBERT GHEMENT]

More than 2 million people had received at least a first shot of coronavirus vaccine in Romania by the end of March, Prime Minister Florin Citu has said. 

More than half of them have already received both doses, meaning that a total of more than three million doses of COVID-19 jabs have been administered throughout the country.

Romania’s prime minister said the pace of the vaccination campaign will quicken in April when the country is scheduled to receive 3.3 million doses. In May, Romania is set to receive a further 5 million doses.

In the past week, Romania gave COVID-19 vaccines to about 60,000 people daily.

Romania, aims to vaccinate more than 10.4 million people by the end of September, has already started the last phase of the vaccination campaign, which targets the general population. So far, more than 700,000 people have put their names on waiting lists.

(Bogdan Neagu |

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