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Head of the Anti-COVID Vaccination campaign Gheorghita: More than 775,000 persons on waiting lists for immunisation

The head of the National Committee for Anti-Covid Vaccination Activities (CNCAV), Valeriu Gheorghita, on Tuesday said that, so far, more than 775,000 people are to be found on the waiting lists for immunisation.

He showed that most people are to be found on the waiting list in Bucharest – 148,776 and Cluj – 64,472, Prahova – over 34,000, Ilfov – over 32,000, Brasov – over 30,000 and Sibiu – over 27,000 counties.

According to Valeriu Gheorghita, more than 1,237,000 people are scheduled for vaccination: 730,146 – for Pfizer centres (for the first dose – 65,709), 115,511 – for Moderna centres (for the first dose 86,494), 391,511 – for AstraZeneca centres (for the first dose – 111,751).

He indicated that there are currently 6,952 vacancies for vaccination with Pfizer, 4,232 for Moderna and 12,346 for AstraZeneca.


Vaccination in incubation period does not influence COVID-19 evolution


Valeriu Gheorghita also declared on Tuesday that vaccination against the new coronavirus of asymptomatic people or those who are incubating the virus does not influence the natural evolution of the disease.

The clarification was made in the context in which the prefect of Prahova County, Cristian Ionescu, demanded on Tuesday that the Public Health Directorate and the College of Physicians start emergency investigations after the appearance in the public space of the information according to which two persons, husband and wife, from the commune of Prahova, Filipestii de Padure, died due to COVID-19 after being previously immunized with the serum from Pfizer.

“There has also been discussion about the vaccination in people who are either in the incubation period or with asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection, in no case does it increase the risk of unfavorable evolution. Vaccination does not influence the course of the natural evolution of the disease,” said Gheorghita.

Data in the public domain show that the two spouses were already infected with the new coronavirus at the time of immunization.


Family doctors to start performing vaccination at April-end


President of the National Committee on Anti-Covid Vaccination Activities (CNCAV) Valeriu Gheorghita announced on Tuesday that starting the end of April immunisation would also be done in family doctors’ offices.

“The last important aspect is related to the start of preparations for the inclusion of family doctors in the vaccination campaign through their own family medicine offices, where we will distribute vaccines from (…) Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca,” Valeriu Gheorghita told a press conference.

He specified that, on Monday, he sent to the County Public Health Directorates the evaluation regarding the availability of family doctors to participate in the vaccination campaign. The deadline for data centralisation is the end of March.

According to Valeriu Gheorghita, the vaccination against COVID in family doctors’ offices would start at the end of April.

Also in April, vaccination activities will be made operational and mobile center vaccination activities will be started for the localities that have an increased cumulative incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection cases.


As of April 1,  type of serum to  be displayed on the appointment platform


Doctor Gheorghita  said that, as of April 1, the type of serum one is going to get from each vaccination centre will also be displayed on the appointment platform.

“Another important element is related to the updating of the appointment platform. Starting with April 1, each vaccination centre configured in the appointment platform will display the type of vaccine, so that anyone who will make their appointment in a vaccination centre or choose to be included in the vaccination list will know from the beginning what kind of vaccine is distributed in the respective centre,” Valeriu Gheorghita told a press conference.

He specified that for those who enroll on the waiting lists, the time until vaccination will be estimated as well.

According to him, from April 6, the number of people who will be vaccinated in a vaccination office will increase from 60 to 90 per day.

Valeriu Gheorghita also informed that the link for reporting the side effects has been posted on the site dedicated to COVID-19 vaccination.

“In the next period, we will organize an initiative that will increase the level of awareness on the importance of reporting adverse reactions among health professionals,” he added.


Compiled from Agerpres

Photo: www.gov.ro

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