Flu vaccines needed for the new free immunisation session that has just begun were still imported, as the Cantacuzino Institute is still unable to produce the serum. The Ministry of Health had to purchase 500,000 doses of serum from abroad and paid EUR 5.7 M, according to Romania TV. Hundreds of thousand of doses are already in pharmacies and with general practitioners and are going to be administered to patients, especially children, pregnant women, elderly people or patients with chronic diseases, but also medical staff.
The state wants to take responsibility for the effects of the vaccine. More specifically, the parents who accept the immunisation of their children may be indemnified for therapies or receive psychological counselling in the event of complications. The measure may turn into a distinct section of the Vaccination Law that is now just a draft. Health Ministry officials say he law may be finalised in two months from now.
‘As specialists, we propose that the state should take responsibility for those small percentages of complications that may occur, provide social, financial or human support to parents’, said Amalia Serban, Health Ministry Director, according to Digi24.