People vaccinated with the first dose in the last 24 hours were more than those who came to be vaccinated with the third dose, for the first time since the beginning of booster dose immunization in Romania, according to figures released by authorities on Saturday.

Thus, 52,815 doses of Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccine have been administered in the last 24 hours, of which 25,393 are the first dose, 4,212 – the second dose and 23,210 – the third dose, the Committee reported on Saturday. National Coordination of Vaccination Activities against COVID-19 (CNCAV).

It is the first time since the start of vaccination with the booster dose, on September 28, when the number of those who came to be vaccinated for the first time exceeds that of people already vaccinated, but who want to strengthen their immunity.

According to CNCAV, since the beginning of the anti-COVID-19 vaccination campaign, on December 27, 2020, 10,727,863 doses of vaccine were administered in Romania, for 5,756,171 people, of which 5,521,404 made the complete scheme and 346,220 have already been immunized with the third dose.

In the last 24 hours, 30 side effects were reported, six local and 24 general. In total, since the start of the vaccination campaign, there have been 17,509 adverse reactions to COVID vaccines, 1,870 local and 15,639 general.

Vaccination in Romania is starting to accelerate again in recent days, after months of training. The fourth wave of the pandemic is manifesting itself aggressively lately, when record figures are recorded from day to day in terms of illnesses, deaths and patients in serious condition. The vast majority of these cases are among the unvaccinated population.

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Romania is, along with Bulgaria, the last place to be vaccinated in Europe, with only 30 percent of the population immunized in this way. The head of DSU, Raed Arafat, pointed out, on Friday evening, at Digi24, that Romania is below the vaccination average, including worldwide. “Not the European average, the European average is much higher. The world average, which includes Africa, Asia, everyone, is 45%, and we are far below “, said the head of DSU. He said more than four billion people have already been immunized worldwide.

Editor: Luana Pavaluca

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