Vaccination campaign in Romania enters phase two

A new delivery of 150,000 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech arrived in Romania and was distributed Monday to regional vaccination centres throughout the country. [Shutterstock/M.Moira]

Romania will start the second phase of its vaccination campaign on Friday with the aim to immunise people above 65, those suffering from chronic diseases, and essential workers.

Among those doing essential work are people working in the military, public law enforcement, major government institutions, education, but also the pharmaceutical industry, the agri-food sector and religious cults, vaccination campaign coordinator Valeriu Gheorghita confirmed.

A new delivery of 150,000 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech arrived in Romania and was distributed Monday to regional vaccination centres throughout the country, he added.

So far, more than 125,000 people have been vaccinated in Romania, most of whom are medical personnel. 

Gheorghita said the first tranche of Moderna vaccines – 14,000 doses – are expected to arrive Wednesday in Romania, with next deliveries expected a week or two apart.

(Bogdan Neagu | EURACTIV.ro)

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