The chairman of the National Committee for the Coordination of Activities on Vaccination against SARS-CoV-2, Valeriu Gheorghita, said on Tuesday that 678 vaccination centers with 990 flows are currently active in the country, with the total number of vaccination centers going to reach 1,137.
“Vaccination centers for the 3 types of vaccine – Pfizer, Moderna and Oxford AstraZeneca – exist and in the next period more will be activated, up to 1,137, cumulating a total of 1,571 cabinets of vaccination flows. At present, 678 centers are active, with a cumulative number of 990 flows. As I said, another 74 vaccination offices will be operational from March 15. Of all these centers currently active, 52 centers are in the network of the Ministry of National Defence and the Ministry of Internal Affairs – 30 centers in the MAI network and 22 centers from the Ministry of National Defence network that are active,” Valeriu Gheorghita told a press conference held at Victoria Governmental Palace.
770 side effects recorded over March 1-7 after vaccination
Doctor Gheorghita announced that in the past week, 770 post-vaccination side effects were reported, and the average age of people who reported these side effects was 39 years old.
“Between March 1 and March 7, 770 post-vaccination side effects were reported, 81pct of which were reported on the platform of the National Agency for Medicines and Medical Devices. The average age of those who reported these side effects was 39 years old, and 66pct were women. Depending on the severity of the side effects, zero severe reactions were reported and 770 reactions classified as non-severe. The percentage is about the same every week. We speak of about 79pct painful reactions, swelling, rash, locally, fatigue, fever, chills. In 48pct of the cases – muscle or joint pain, in 43pct of the cases – headache, 15pct – gastrointestinal disorders. There were no cases of anaphylactic shock recorded this week either,” Valeriu Gheorghita said at the Victoria Governmental Palace.
Cause of death of some persons who got vaccinated has nothing to do with vaccine
The coordinator of the vaccination campaign against SARS-CoV-2, doctor Valeriu Gheorghita, on Tuesday stated that, according to the information he has, the causes of the deaths of some people who have been immunized are cardiovascular and neurological and have nothing to do with the vaccine.
“According to our information, it’s about cardiovascular and neurological events, which were, as far as we understood, the causes of this unfavourable development, which are not related to vaccination, to be as clear as possible. It is about a temporary event associated with the time of vaccination and I think that we have already established that,” the doctor explained.
According to him, CNCAV officially communicated about the dead people who died after being vaccinated.
“As far as I know, we are talking about 7 or 8 people whose cases were brought to our attention and for whom we made official statements. In all these cases, except for the case of the nurse from the ‘Marius Nasta’ Institute, in which case I did not see the forensic report, and also the case of the person from the Arges county, from Mioveni, in which the forensic report has not arrived yet, in all the others cases the cause of death was established,” said the doctor.