Prime Minister Florin Citu says the appointment scheduling for Romania’s second stage of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign is going on smoothly, with over 75% of people over 65, the most affected by the novel coronavirus, to be vaccinated during next period.
“The appointments are going on smoothly. The vaccination campaign is going well. Over 75% of people over the age of 65, the most affected by the coronavirus, will be vaccinated next,” Cîtu wrote on Facebook on Sunday.
Florin Cîţu on Saturday received the Covid vaccine at the central Military Hospital in Bucharest. On Friday, Romania entered phase two of its mass vaccination programme, targeting people over the age of 65, chronic patients and workers in key sectors. According to official figures, more than 196,000 people were immunised in phase one, which began on 27th December. The authorities said 309 vaccination centres are in operation at the moment.
According to a report by the Special Telecommunications Service (STS), the operator of the appointment scheduling platform, 56.26% of those appointed for the second stage of the COVID-19 mass vaccination are people over 65, and 22% people with a chronic condition.
According to Health Minister Vlad Voiculescu, of more than 75% of the persons scheduled for an appointment in the second stage vaccination are “old-aged or chronically ill.”
“Elderly + chronically ill> 75% of the total second stage appointment scheduling. It is as it should be: we protect the vulnerable in the first place. Otherwise, it’s just the beginning. We still have a lot to improve. We have work to do!” Voiculescu wrote on Facebook.
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