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Irina Marica
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Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

Romanian authorities are working on COVID-19 vaccination plan for children aged 5-11

The Romanian authorities are currently preparing the COVID-19 vaccination plan for children 5 to 11 years old. According to doctor Valeriu Gheorghita, the coordinator of the national vaccination campaign, the logistical planning will most likely be ready by the end of this month.

"I said last week that the European Medicines Agency's authorization is expected in mid-December, but the latest calendar is ahead of schedule, and we expect to have this authorization earlier, in the second half of November, maybe the end of November […], we will probably have an opinion from the European Medicines Agency on November 25," Gheorghita said on Tuesday, November 16, according to local Agerpres.

According to him, for the vaccines produced by Moderna, the authorization is expected in mid-December.

In Romania, the online platform will be updated to allow appointments for this vaccine. Children aged 5-11 will be able to receive the vaccine at special centers or even the family doctor's office.

"We're collecting information from each county, and we hope that by the end of the month, we will be ready with the logistical preparations," Valeriu Gheorghita said.

He added that the start of the vaccination campaign for this age group depends on "the time of deliveries," but it could happen in December.

According to the official report, almost 14 million vaccine doses were administered in Romania by November 16 to more than 7.5 million people (of which 6.95 million fully vaccinated).

The vaccination pace picked up in October but slowed down again this month, with only 23,368 people receiving their first dose in 24 hours (according to the November 16 report). The authorities hope to reach a vaccination coverage rate of 70% in 2022 instead of this year and 90% in 2023.

irina.marica@romania-insider.com

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

Romanian authorities are working on COVID-19 vaccination plan for children aged 5-11

The Romanian authorities are currently preparing the COVID-19 vaccination plan for children 5 to 11 years old. According to doctor Valeriu Gheorghita, the coordinator of the national vaccination campaign, the logistical planning will most likely be ready by the end of this month.

"I said last week that the European Medicines Agency's authorization is expected in mid-December, but the latest calendar is ahead of schedule, and we expect to have this authorization earlier, in the second half of November, maybe the end of November […], we will probably have an opinion from the European Medicines Agency on November 25," Gheorghita said on Tuesday, November 16, according to local Agerpres.

According to him, for the vaccines produced by Moderna, the authorization is expected in mid-December.

In Romania, the online platform will be updated to allow appointments for this vaccine. Children aged 5-11 will be able to receive the vaccine at special centers or even the family doctor's office.

"We're collecting information from each county, and we hope that by the end of the month, we will be ready with the logistical preparations," Valeriu Gheorghita said.

He added that the start of the vaccination campaign for this age group depends on "the time of deliveries," but it could happen in December.

According to the official report, almost 14 million vaccine doses were administered in Romania by November 16 to more than 7.5 million people (of which 6.95 million fully vaccinated).

The vaccination pace picked up in October but slowed down again this month, with only 23,368 people receiving their first dose in 24 hours (according to the November 16 report). The authorities hope to reach a vaccination coverage rate of 70% in 2022 instead of this year and 90% in 2023.

irina.marica@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Gov.ro)

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