The third anti-COVID vaccination stage addressed to the general population is set to kick off Monday.
More than 1.5 million beneficiaries are registered on the electronic platform, approximately 500,000 of whom belong to the general population, Prime Minister Florin Citu informed on Sunday.
“The third anti-COVID vaccination stage starts tomorrow. It’s very simple. If you want to get vaccinated, you need to register on the waiting lists. More than 1.5 million beneficiaries are registered on the electronic platform, approximately 500,000 of whom belong to the general population. Scheduling is done online or via call centre! Then you will receive the notification with the available spot at the centre of your own choice,” said the PM.
According to him, vaccination is not mandatory, but “it’s the only option to return to normality as soon as possible.”
New batch of Pfizer BioNTech vaccine to arrive to Romania
A new batch of Pfizer BioNTech vaccine, consisting of 224,640 doses, arrives on Monday in Romania, announces the National Coordinating Committee for Activities on anti-COVID-19 Vaccination (CNCAV).
The vaccines will be delivered by air, at the airports in Otopeni, Cluj-Napoca and Timisoara, the quoted source states.
The transport to the storage centers will be provided by the producing company, including by land, the vaccines being transported in optimal safety conditions, in special containers, with carbonic ice and sealed foil.
The allocation of vaccine doses is made according to the delivery schedule provided by the producer, meaning that, weekly, Romania receives the vaccine batches necessary for the immunization of the population.
Meeting at Health Ministry on increasing number of ICU beds in Bucharest
The Health Ministry organized a meeting on Monday with the representatives of COVID hospitals and COVID support ones in Bucharest on increasing the number of ICU beds, medical sources told AGERPRES.
According to the same sources, the meeting is attended by Health Minister Vlad Voiculescu, as well as representatives of the Department for Emergency Situations and the Bucharest Public Health Directorate.
Another meeting with representatives of the county hospitals and of the National Institute of Public Health is to take place on Monday, most likely starting with 11:00, the quoted sources specified.
On Sunday, at the meeting of the National Center for Management and Coordination of Intervention, Prime Minister Florin Citu requested the identification of new hospitals to join the existing ones in the fight against COVID, the increase to 1,600 the real number of ICU beds, the provision of the necessary stocks of medicines and the continuation of vaccination at full speed.
As stated in a post on Facebook, there is currently no “accelerated” increase in SARS-CoV-2 infections in Romania, but as a precaution, preparations are being made for a larger number of cases.