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COVID vaccination campaign/ 16,945 people inoculated in past 24 hours

The National COVID Vaccination Coordination Committee informs Wednesday that according to data provided by the National Public Health Institute through the National Electronic Vaccinations Registry app, 16,945 people have received the Pfizer BioNTech jab for coronavirus in the past 24 hours.

According to a release, a total of 58,554 people have been vaccinated so far for COVID-19. Of those vaccinated in the last 24 hours 66 persons experienced minor side effects - 28 had a local reaction and 38 had whole-body reactions. Another two side effect occurrences are under investigation.


Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Wednesday that in Romania the COVID-19 vaccination campaign "is going well", showing that the authorities want a ramped up pace of vaccine deliveries to the country, so as to reach 100,000 people vaccinated per day.

"I say that in Romania the vaccination campaign is going well, and the estimates we have to go to 150,000 vaccines a day clearly show that the direction is good. (...) The intention to have 1,000 vaccination centers is ambitious. I'm sure it'll be attained. We need to bring more vaccines, to increase the pace of vaccine deliveries to Romania. That's actually a challenge. We are also limited by what happens in the EU, the way the vaccines are being approved and then delivered. I say: 100,000 (vaccinated) people per day, as quickly as possible," Citu said at the Victoria Palace after the Government meeting.

He said that the Government is not considering a financial incentive for those who vaccinate.

Asked if the Government would extend the state of alert that expires next week, Citu replied: "We will make a decision based on the situation at that time."