The chairman of the National Committee for the Coordination of Activities on Vaccination Against SARS-CoV-2, Valeriu Gheorghita, announced on Tuesday that 372 family medicine offices in 38 counties and Bucharest are involved in the immunisation process.
“Today, May 11, approximately 738 family doctors received doses of vaccine against COVID-19 and are providing vaccination in 372 offices at this time, in 38 counties, plus the city of Bucharest. Practically, only in Botosani, Ilfov and Vrancea vaccination has not yet begun. A total of 30,330 vaccine doses have been received in family medicine offices, of which 26,340 are Johnson & Johnson vaccines, and 5,695 doses have been administered; 2,760 doses are from AstraZeneca and 733 doses have been administered; 1,230 doses are from Moderna and 321 doses have been used,” Valeriu Gheorghita told a news conference at Victoria Palace.
Vaccination can start for patients of hospitals having immunisation centres
The vaccination activity of hospital patients can start in the medical units where immunisation centres already operate, the chairman of the National Coordinating Committee for activities on vaccination against COVID-19, Valeriu Gheorghita, said on Tuesday.
The head of CNCAV added that he wants the immunisation of patients to start on May 17 in the hospitals where there are no vaccination centres.
According to him, a coordinator of the vaccination activity will be appointed at the level of each hospital.
He added that all types of COVID vaccine can be used, but “preferably” Johnson & Johnson because it is given in a single dose, as the booster time for other types often exceeds period of hospitalisation.
“In those cases, if another type of vaccine is chosen, (…) the patient can take the booster in a functional vaccination centre in the vicinity of the home town without appointment,” said the CNCAV chairman.
207 business operators start vaccinating their employees against COVID-19
A number of 207 business operators in Romania have started vaccinating their employees against COVID-19, most of them in the city of Brasov, said on Tuesday Deputy Chairman of the National COVID-19 Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV) Andrei Baciu.
“So far, we are talking about a number of 207 business operators who have started immunisation of their employees, of which 43 operating in the HoReCa sector. The immunisation has been carried out by 58 mobile teams, with the number of people thus vaccinated having reached 17,590. This week, there are another 62 business operators in the private sector with over 100 employees who will start the vaccination action – Carrefour Buzau, Terapia Cluj Napoca, Farmec Cluj Napoca, the Orsova Shipyard, Azomures, Alro Slatina, Michelin SA, Cramele Jidvei of Alba – just to name a few,” Baciu told a news briefing at the Government House.
Most of the business operators that started the vaccination are from the counties of Brasov – 35, Alba – 29, Dolj – 15, Galati – 14, and Harghita – 12.
Topping the ranking by the number of people thus vaccinated is Bucharest City (2,500 employees), followed by the counties of Brasov counties (2563), and Cluj (1,650).