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Simona Fodor
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Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: simona@romania-insider.com 

 

Covid-19: Romania to shorten interval for booster dose to four months

The interval for the booster dose will be reduced from six months to four months in Romania, Valeriu Gheorghiță, the coordinator of the Covid-19 vaccination campaign, announced on Thursday, January 13.

The decision was taken as data show the protection offered by the vaccine drops four months after the initial vaccination scheme, he explained.

The change applies starting Monday, January 17, Gheorghiță explained.

The committee coordinating the vaccination campaign CNCAV recommends the mRNA vaccines for the booster dose. All those older than 12 can currently receive the booster dose in the country.

The booster dose started being administered in the country at the end of September last year. By January 12, 2.1 million people were vaccinated with the third dose. More than 7.9 million were fully vaccinated, and more than 8 million received the first dose by the same date. The country has the second-lowest full vaccination uptake in Europe, with a little over 40% of the population having received the jab.

Meanwhile, the number of Covid-19 cases is on the rise, with 9,785 cases reported on January 13 out of 63,714 tests: 20,583 PCR tests and 43,131 rapid tests.

(Photo: Gabriel Petrescu/ Dreamstime)

simona@romania-insider.com

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Simona Fodor
Senior Editor

Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: simona@romania-insider.com 

 

Covid-19: Romania to shorten interval for booster dose to four months

The interval for the booster dose will be reduced from six months to four months in Romania, Valeriu Gheorghiță, the coordinator of the Covid-19 vaccination campaign, announced on Thursday, January 13.

The decision was taken as data show the protection offered by the vaccine drops four months after the initial vaccination scheme, he explained.

The change applies starting Monday, January 17, Gheorghiță explained.

The committee coordinating the vaccination campaign CNCAV recommends the mRNA vaccines for the booster dose. All those older than 12 can currently receive the booster dose in the country.

The booster dose started being administered in the country at the end of September last year. By January 12, 2.1 million people were vaccinated with the third dose. More than 7.9 million were fully vaccinated, and more than 8 million received the first dose by the same date. The country has the second-lowest full vaccination uptake in Europe, with a little over 40% of the population having received the jab.

Meanwhile, the number of Covid-19 cases is on the rise, with 9,785 cases reported on January 13 out of 63,714 tests: 20,583 PCR tests and 43,131 rapid tests.

(Photo: Gabriel Petrescu/ Dreamstime)

simona@romania-insider.com

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