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Iohannis: We can find solutions for Europeans to be protected from pandemic, prospect of a vaccine gives us hope

President Klaus Iohannis talks, in a Twitter message, about the rapid prospect of an anti-COVID-19 vaccine to protect EU citizens from pandemic.

“Through joint efforts we can find solutions to protect European citizens from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the rapid prospect of a vaccine gives us hope today. European trust and solidarity gives us the strength to rebuild normality,” the president wrote on Twitter.

The text includes a video montage of messages from EU leaders, including the president of Romania, urging solidarity in efforts to stop the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

 

National Centre for Storage of anti-COVID-19 vaccines, fully authorised and endorsed by select authority

 

The National Vaccine Storage Centre against COVID-19 of the “Cantacuzino” Institute is fully authorized and endorsed by the Romanian National Medicines and Medical Devices Agency (ANMDMR), after obtaining the wholesale distribution authorization.

According to a press release to Agerpres on Wednesday by the National Committee for the Coordination of Activities on Vaccination against COVID-19, this authorisation is issued for the distribution of medicines with marketing authorisation in the Member States of the European Economic Area.

Following the receipt of authorisation from ANMDMR, the Cantacuzino National Institute for Medical-Military Research and Development may carry out, as a wholesale distributor, the storage, custody and delivery operations for medicines to which additional criteria of the type are applied: goods in accordance with Article 806 of Law 95/2006 republished: immunological medicines; products distributed in the “cold chain” (requiring handling at low temperatures), is explained in the press release.

On 26 December, the Cantacuzino Institute will receive the first symbolic instalment of 10,000 doses of vaccine against COVID-19 produced by BioNTech and Pfizer, which has been granted by the European Commission the conditional marketing authorisation. Doses will be distributed to infectious disease hospitals on the front line in the fight against COVID-19.

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