The president of the National COVID Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV), doctor Valeriu Gheorghita on Tuesday specified that 578 centers for vaccinating against COVID exist currently at the national level, 269 for stage I, 212 for stage II and other 97 centers managed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MAI) and the Ministry of National Defence (MAPN).
“The number of active vaccination centers, at this time, at a national level parks at 578, of which for stage I, continually boosting, 269 centers, which will be closing in the following period, after the booster shot stage will become conclusive. We also requested, until Friday, from the Public Health Directorates, to be communicated through centralization the moment in which the booster will end for each center and the date these centers will be closed at,” Valeriu Gheorghita declared on Tuesday, at the Victoria governmental Palace.
The head of the committee also specified that for the stage II of the vaccination campaign there will be 212 centers with 337 flows, “insuring a vaccination capacity of approximately 20,220 people”.
“To these we add 97 centers from the MAI and MApN network, representing in fact, 37 centers from the MAI network and 60 from the MApN network, of which 14 are the ones from the first stage, military hospitals and military-medical institutions,” Gheorghita declared.
Romania is 4th in EU by coverage rate
Romania ranks 4th in the EU by the COVID-19 vaccination rollout, with a coverage rate of 3.75 percent, president of the National COVID Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV), doctor Valeriu Gheorghita, told a press conference held at the government’s headquarters on Tuesday.
Dr. Gheorghita said that Romania is in the top half of the European countries’ ranking by the number of vaccine doses administered per hundred population.
“As regards EU statistical data, I can tell you that Romania is in the top half of the European countries’ ranking, above the European average, by the number of vaccine doses given per hundred people. I’d say that we are even in the 4th place, with a coverage rate of 3.75 percent compared to an EU average of about 2.95 percent,” said the military doctor, according to Agerpres.