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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 [email protected]

 

Romania will speed up its COVID-19 vaccination campaign, prime minister Citu says

Romania will speed up its COIVD-19 vaccination campaign, as the government's goal is to have 10.4 million people vaccinated in September. Prime minister Florin Citu said that the country could reach 150,000 vaccinations made daily, provided that the doses are delivered.

"We said that the vaccination campaign is going well, but today we also have an international confirmation. Bloomberg presented some data showing that Romania ranks 18th globally and 6th in the European Union in terms of this vaccination campaign. There are several statistics. As I said, I'm interested in how we get the doses, to speed up the pace," Citu said in an interview with Europa FM, Digi24 reported.

According to the prime minister, there has been a gradual increase from an average of 13,000 vaccines made daily to 34,000 made on January 19, and possibly 50,000 soon. "We said we could get to 150,000 vaccines a day, provided that we have the doses," the PM said.

Florin Citu also said that, according to the latest data received from the government, Romania would receive by the end of March "2.4 million doses from Pfizer, plus 430,000 doses from Moderna." 

"And that doesn't mean there are 2.8 million people because we have to take into account the second dose as well, but there will be a significant number of people vaccinated […]. The target that we announced, which is a firm target, is to have 10.4 million people vaccinated with the two doses in September. And to have this goal achieved, we bought another 8 million doses," Citu said. 

Romania's COVID-19 vaccination campaign is carried out in three stages. The first one, which started on December 27, targeted the medical personnel. The second phase, which kicked off on January 15, covers vulnerable groups and those working in essential areas, while the third stage will include the rest of the population.

Around 270,000 people in Romania received the COVID-19 vaccine by Tuesday, January 19, and 2,622 of them got both doses. President Klaus Iohannis and prime minister Florin Citu were among those who got the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine last week. The deputy prime ministers and the government members also received the first vaccine dose on Wednesday morning, January 20.

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(Photo source: Gov.ro)

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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 [email protected]

 

Romania will speed up its COVID-19 vaccination campaign, prime minister Citu says

Romania will speed up its COIVD-19 vaccination campaign, as the government's goal is to have 10.4 million people vaccinated in September. Prime minister Florin Citu said that the country could reach 150,000 vaccinations made daily, provided that the doses are delivered.

"We said that the vaccination campaign is going well, but today we also have an international confirmation. Bloomberg presented some data showing that Romania ranks 18th globally and 6th in the European Union in terms of this vaccination campaign. There are several statistics. As I said, I'm interested in how we get the doses, to speed up the pace," Citu said in an interview with Europa FM, Digi24 reported.

According to the prime minister, there has been a gradual increase from an average of 13,000 vaccines made daily to 34,000 made on January 19, and possibly 50,000 soon. "We said we could get to 150,000 vaccines a day, provided that we have the doses," the PM said.

Florin Citu also said that, according to the latest data received from the government, Romania would receive by the end of March "2.4 million doses from Pfizer, plus 430,000 doses from Moderna." 

"And that doesn't mean there are 2.8 million people because we have to take into account the second dose as well, but there will be a significant number of people vaccinated […]. The target that we announced, which is a firm target, is to have 10.4 million people vaccinated with the two doses in September. And to have this goal achieved, we bought another 8 million doses," Citu said. 

Romania's COVID-19 vaccination campaign is carried out in three stages. The first one, which started on December 27, targeted the medical personnel. The second phase, which kicked off on January 15, covers vulnerable groups and those working in essential areas, while the third stage will include the rest of the population.

Around 270,000 people in Romania received the COVID-19 vaccine by Tuesday, January 19, and 2,622 of them got both doses. President Klaus Iohannis and prime minister Florin Citu were among those who got the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine last week. The deputy prime ministers and the government members also received the first vaccine dose on Wednesday morning, January 20.

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(Photo source: Gov.ro)

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