Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, National Liberal Party (PNL) leader Ludovic Orban declared on Monday in Pitesti (northwest of Bucharest) that the COVID-19 vaccination could be conducted for a charge in the future, based on the influenza vaccination model.
Orban did not specify when vaccination for a charge could begin, saying only “in the near future.”
“We organize the free vaccination, the Romanian state bears all the costs of vaccination. It is an exceptional situation. But even here I would say that we are only doing this for a while until we reach group immunization. But, in the end, we will follow the influenza vaccination mechanism, with only vulnerable people getting vaccinated for free, while the other categories of citizens will eventually have to get vaccinated at their own responsibility. This concerns the health of each and everyone of us,” Orban said.
The National Liberal Party (PNL) leader added that so far over 4 million Romanians have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
PM Citu: Anti-COVID vaccine is and will remain free in Romania
The anti-COVID vaccine is and will remain free in Romania, the Prime Minister Florin Citu declared on Monday, during a video conference with the county prefects, adding that there have already been orders launched for continuing the vaccination campaign in the fall and next year as well.
“You all need to be involved during this period because the vaccine remains free to all Romanians. And here I would like to clarify – the free vaccine must be available for all Romanians, because, in Romania, the vaccine is free and will remain free. There are no talks at this moment within the Romanian Government of changing things, on the contrary, we already have orders made for continuing the vaccination campaign in the fall as well, in order to continue this vaccination campaign next year as well, because we do not know exactly how the pandemic will evolve. So, in Romania, the vaccine stays, it is free, there are no talks within the Government that would change these matters and (the vaccine, ed. n.) remains free during this period,” Citu said, according to Agerpres.