Nearly 4,000,000 people had been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by June 7, president of the National COVID Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV), Dr. Valeriu Gheorghita said on Tuesday.
As regards the total number of vaccinees since the start of the rollout campaign on December 27 until June 7, as many as 4,457,688 people received at least one dose, and of these almost 4,000,000 – more precisely 3,997,752 people – have completed the vaccination scheme with either two doses or a single shot,” Valeriu Gheorghita told a press conference at the Victoria Palace of Government on Tuesday.
The CNCAV head also said that 24,679 foreign citizens have received at least one dose, and of these 13,694 have completed the vaccination scheme.
Gheorghita also gave a briefing on the side effects registered as of June 7.
“A total of 16,244 cases of post-vaccination adverse reactions have been reported nationwide, at a rate of two such events per 1,000 doses administered; a total of 194 adverse reactions have been reported between May 31 – June 6, most of them to the National Agency for Medicines and Medical Devices. The median age of the people who reported side effects was quite young, 37 years, and no reactions classified as severe were recorded,” Gheorghita said, according to Agerpres.
He also announced that almost 44% of the eligible population – people with the age over 12 – of Bucharest is vaccinated against COVID, the Capital being followed by the counties of Cluj (40.4% vaccine coverage rate), Sibiu (34%), Brasov (32.1%), Timis (31%), Constanta (30.7%).
CNCAV’s head: Only those unwilling can refuse anti-COVID vaccine, access is easiest in Europe
The head of the National Committee of Coordinating Activities regarding vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 (CNCAV), military physician Valeriu Gheorghita, declared on Tuesday that he is very pleased in the way the immunization campaign is organized, given that the necessary infrastructure was ensured, and Romania probably has “the simplest access” of all European countries.
“I am pleased and I would like to thank my colleagues, from the CNCAV, as well as the institutions, but also vaccination centers’ staff. We made an important effort throughout this entire period, firstly, in order to create an infrastructure that did not exist prior, with vaccination centers, with mobile centers, we opened up all types of activities: vaccination in general practitioners’ office, sanitary units, private operators, marathon type vaccination events. At this time, only those who do not want will not get vaccinated,” he said, during a press conference at Victoria Palace.
Valeriu Gheorghita admitted that there is a dwindle in the rhythm of immunization, but this is based on a diminishing of the population’s intention to get inoculated, which is not connected to how it was organized.
According to the president of the CNCAV, Romania is among the states that ensure the easiest access in vaccinating against COVID, highlighting that the beneficiaries’ will is necessary.
In his opinion, in Romania there is a good epidemiological control, given that there are a few hundred cases per day registered of being infected with SARS-CoV-2 and the average incidence rate at a national level is roughly 0.2 per thousand inhabitants.