Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Tuesday that Romania will try to increase the number of doses of COVID-19 vaccine it receives weekly, underscoring the intention to reach almost 100,000 vaccines per day.
“We will try to increase the number of doses. They will increase gradually until March, but we will want to have more because I believe that if we keep this pace, we will reach almost 100,000 vaccines capacity per day, which would be very good,” the prime minister said at a video conference at Victoria Palace with the prefects.
He urged prefects to ensure that the rules regarding the COVID-19 pandemic are followed.
“Let’s not forget that we are still in a pandemic and we have to keep the restrictions where they are needed, to keep the same message to the citizens. The fact that we started this vaccination campaign does not mean that the danger has passed and we have to say that every day. The vaccination campaign is complementary, it helps to eliminate the pandemic faster, that’s all we wanted, but we are still in a pandemic, we still have to respect these rules and you as representatives of the Government in the territory must make sure that these rules are respected,” Citu also said, according to Agerpres.
Government intends to move to the next phase of vaccination next week
The government intends to start the second stage of anti-COVID-19 vaccination as of the middle of next week, Prime Minister Florin Citu told an online video conference with prefects on Tuesday.
In this context, he spoke of the need to prepare the more than 900 vaccination centres in the country.
“We intend to move to the second stage of vaccination in the middle of next week, and that means we need to have those centres outside the hospitals. There are 932 centres and here we need your support. (… ) We have to have these centres operational as soon as possible,” Citu said.
He referred to the vaccination situation so far, saying that “the pace is the right one.”
“We need to run this vaccination programme as well as possible. It started at a slower pace, but we saw that yesterday we already had 230 centres operating and I think the pace is good. We are in the first phase, in which only the medical staff gets vaccinated and I believe the pace has started to pick up, we are getting to 20,000 vaccinations a day. It is a very good pace during this period, but we have to accelerate this rate,” the prime minister showed.