The chairman of the National Committee for Coordination of Vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 (CNCAV), Valeriu Gheorghita told a press conference at the Victoria Palace on Tuesday that in the next period a number of changes in the way of scheduling for immunization will be implemented, given that for some people, especially for those in rural areas, accessing the platform is particularly difficult.
He stated that it will be possible to make appointments by phone, through a call center, without creating an account on the platform and directly at a vaccination center.
First anti-COVID drive-through vaccination centres to become available late this week
The first anti-COVID drive-through vaccination centre in Romania will become available at the end of this week, the head of the National Committee for Coordination of Vaccination Activities against SARS-CoV-2, Valeriu Gheorghita, said on Tuesday.
“The drive-through vaccination centres are about to become operational. Late this week, probably in Deva, the Hunedoara County, the first such vaccination centre in Romania will be made available for citizens. There will follow other municipalities and counties, such as Bucharest, probably next week. (…) Other such centres will be opened in other counties soon enough,” said the head of the CNCAV.
Anti-COVID vaccination through mobile centers to start tomorrow
The vaccination against COVID through mobile centers will start on Wednesday, the chairman of the National Committee for Coordination of Activities on Immunization against SARS-CoV-2 (CNCAV) Valeriu Gheorghita announced in a press conference.
“Starting tomorrow, the vaccination activity through the mobile centers will start. (…) We have 14 identified counties in which we will start this vaccination stage for the moment. Of course, other counties will enter, one by one. (…) We have seven counties in which these mobile vaccination centers will be located. In the other counties, where there are adequate spaces, we will allocate only mobile teams together with everything they need to carry out the vaccination in the already arranged spaces,” said the CNCAV head.
He specified that the counties where mobile centers for anti-COVID vaccination will be deployed are Arad, Bacau, Constanta, Ilfov, Maramures, Mehedinti and Sibiu.
Valeriu Gheorghita informed that for the mobile centers vaccines from the Moderna company will be distributed, “for the moment”, which allow from a logistical point of view the organization of activities, considering the stability at usual temperatures, of 2 – 8 degrees Celsius, for 30 days.
“A series of criteria have been established for organizing the vaccination activity, especially through economic operators, private ones. As already mentioned, we are talking about their own employees, the employees of other economic operators with whom they have a contractual relationship, as well as the members of their families. We are talking about the three types of vaccines available, we are not just talking about one available vaccine,” said the CNCAV chairman.
We are considering vaccination in non-COVID hospitals
President of the SARS-COV-2 vaccination campaign coordination committee, the military physician Valeriu Gheorghita told a press conference at the Victoria Governmental Palace on Tuesday that the authorities were considering the possibility of immunisation in non-COVID hospitals, with patients with chronic diseases.
According to him, starting on Tuesday the Pfizer vaccine offices can vaccinate 84 persons instead of 72 persons in one flow.
“I believe we can increase the vaccination pace. At the moment we have round 992 vaccination centres on all types of vaccines, gathering a total of 1,476 flows. These, at full capacity, ensure a number of over 140,000 persons who could get vaccinated, in the context of maximum occupancy of the places in the vaccination centres,” Gheorghita added.
Compiled from Agerpres