The National COVID Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV) head, military physician Valeriu Gheorghita on Tuesday said that vaccination through the primary family medicine network will kick off in April, specifying that preliminary data show a 50-55 percent participation rate in this activity.
“Tomorrow we will receive the centralization from each county, but from the preliminary data we have, we expect a participation rate from colleagues in family medicine of around 50-55 percent. It may even more, but these are the partial data. Thus, another element that will increase people’s access to the campaign and to the vaccination centers will be the operationalization of certain vaccination centers, with the support of the big economic operators, who have shown their willingness to organize their own vaccination centers right on the units’ grounds, through the network of occupational medicine offices and medical offices with which they are in a contractual relationship,” the military doctor told, on Tuesday, a press conference held at Victoria Palace.
The head of CNCAV specified that a family physician could end up vaccinating 100 people a week, adding that 5,000 physicians are expected to participate in the COVID immunization.
Baciu: Romania to receive over 3.3 ml doses of COVID vaccine in April, 5 ml-plus to follow in May and June
Andrei Baciu, deputy chairman of the National COVID Vaccination Coordination Committee, announced on Tuesday that Romania will receive in April over 3.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine and shipments amounting to 5 million-plus doses will follow in May and June.
“Nothing has changed regarding the BioNTech/Pfizer delivery schedule for April compared to last time, so there will be 511,290 doses every week in April, a little more in the last week, up to a total of 2,046,330 doses for the entire month; there will be 249,600 doses of Moderna vaccine delivered in two installments, in the second and the fourth week of April; as for Astra Zeneca, we are talking about 879,990 doses in total; in addition, we have the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, with approximately 60,000 doses due for delivery in the third week of April and 103,200 doses due in the last week of April. Thus, total vaccine shipments in April amount to 3,339,120 doses, if we add the 160,000 Johnson & Johnson doses from the data available last week. The current estimate for May and June deliveries is of over 5 million doses,” Baciu told a news conference.