The vaccination coverage rate in the total population of Romania of over 19.3 million inhabitants is currently 36.5%, the president of the National Committee for Coordination of Vaccination Activities against COVID-19 (CNCAV), Valeriu Gheorghita said on Tuesday.
“As of November 1, more than 7,053,000 people have been vaccinated nationwide with at least one dose. Of these, more than 6.3 million people are currently vaccinated with a full schedule. Practically, the vaccination coverage in the total population of Romania of over 19.3 million inhabitants is 36.5%, but looking at the eligible population aged over 12 years, this vaccination coverage rate is 42% and over the age of 18 the vaccination coverage rate is 45%,” the CNCAV chief said at a news conference at Victoria Palace.
He added that Bucharest has a vaccine coverage of over 62% of the eligible population, over 12 years, followed by Cluj County, with 55%, and Constanta County, with 50%.
“We still have 13 counties that have a vaccination coverage rate between 40% and 50%, 21 counties – between 30% and 40% and there are five counties that have vaccination coverage between 25% and 30%,” he added.
Almost 70 percent of those vaccinated over the past month are active persons, under the age of 60
CNCAV head Valeriu Gheorghita also said on Tuesday that almost 70 percent of those vaccinated over the past month are active persons, under the age of 60, pointing out that October 4 – 31 over 1.4 million people showed up for vaccination for the first time.
“Over the past four weeks there was a progressive increase in people’s addressability to the vaccination centres. In fact, from October 4 to October 31 there were over 1.4 million persons who got the vaccine (…), persons who showed up for vaccination for the first time. Over the past week, there were 575,000 vaccinated persons, new persons, as against the previous week, when there were about 450,000 persons,” Valeriu Gheorghita told a press conference at Victoria Governmental Palace.
According to the analysis of the age groups, approximately 40 percent of those vaccinated over the past month are persons aged under 40.
“Approximately 38% are persons from the 40-59 age group, and the rest of 22% are persons over 60. Actually, almost 70% of the persons vaccinated over the past month are active persons, under 60. Which is very well in terms of infection transmission and spreading, however, looking at the over 60 age group, this is a relatively low percentage, taking into account that an advanced age represents a serious risk factor for an unfavourable evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 infection,” Valeriu Gheorghita explained.
Compiled from Agerpres