Tuesday, May 4-th

Nearly 3,380,000 people have received at least one dose of COVID vaccine

In Romania there are almost 3,380,000 people who have received at least one dose of COVID vaccine, and over 2 million of them have had the booster. Meanwhile, only 682 new cases of COVID-19 were announced yesterday, but they resulted from less than 6,000 tests. Just over 8,000 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 are now in hospitals, of which 1,214 are in Intensive Care units. Regarding the incidence rate, the national average dropped to almost 1.5 cases per thousand inhabitants cumulated in 14 days, with the highest rate, just under 2.5 per thousand, in the capital, Bucharest./opopescu

The rate of anti-COVID immunization is increasing

The pace of anti-COVID immunization intensifies again. As of today, the serum produced by Johnson and Johnson, for which a single dose is required, can be administered in family doctors’ offices across the country. Also from today, the mobile vaccination centers resume their activities, and people who want to be immunized without programming can go to the military health units until May 11-th. In the first stage, this can be done at the Central Military Hospital in Bucharest and in the military hospitals in Brașov, Cluj, Constanța, Craiova, Iași and Timișoara. People who go to this centers and receive the first dose will be directly registered in the National Vaccination Register and will be scheduled for the booster./opopescu

Recently organized vaccination marathons have shown that people are interested in unscheduled vaccination

Vaccination marathons organized recently showed that people are interested in vaccination without programming, so on the platform of the National Immunization Campaign now exists a section with future such events.Those consist in a double vaccination marathon announced in Bucharest, but also in other university centers in the country. At the end of this week, between May 7-th and 9-th, at the initiative of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Bucharest, two non-stop vaccination events will be organized simultaneously, without programming: at the Palace Hall and at the National Library. Next weekend there will be such marathons in Cluj-Napoca, Târgu Mureș and Iași, also with the support of medical universities. The similar institution in Craiova supports the development of a week long campaign; between May 10-th and 17-th, all vaccination centers in the city will operate non-stop and anyone will be able to show up at any time without prior registration. The coordinator of the National Immunization Campaign announced that this is a pilot project, following which the opportunity to expand this way of vaccination without programming will be analyzed. A number of such events, which began in Brașov at the „Sică Alexandrescu” Dramatic Theater, dedicated mainly to artists and culture lovers, will continue every Sunday and on days off in the following period./opopescu