President Klaus Iohannis has stated at the Cantacuzino Institute today that “all is done by-the-book”, and the vaccination campaign will kick off right after Christmas after Romania gets the first symbolical tranche of 10,000 doses of the anti-Covid vaccines. Iohannis said that 100,000 tranches per week will reach Romania as of January.
“There is a totally new room for the vaccines as it needs to be stored at low temperatures, there is a flow for the vaccines, for the staff, it’s all by-the-book. This container (photo) is a sample, but it can be quickly replicated to reach the areas where there is no other possibility”, said the head of state.
The President reiterated that the entire medical staff in Romania will be vaccinated in the first instance, while the essential staff working in strategic sectors will get the vaccine in the second stage.
“We estimate that the population will start being vaccinated as of March, April. It is important to know that vaccination is not mandatory, is voluntary, no one is compelled, but we recommend all to get vaccinated, for vaccination is the only way to get rid of the pandemic. We’ll have different types of vaccines, they are all very good, they are all authorized at the highest European standards. They are all efficient and safe. And, in this way, if we are getting mobilized and go to have the vaccine, we’ll probably get rid of this pandemic by summer”, he pointed out.
The first doses of the BioNTech – Pfizer vaccine are expected to reach Romania during December 26-31, 2020. The first 10,000 doses of the first symbolical tranche will go to those 10 hospitals of infectious diseases in the country to vaccinate the medical staff.