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Ljubljana – Final-year secondary school pupils will have a chance to get vaccinated against Covid-19 as early as next Friday ahead of the school-leaving examinations due to begin in May under an upgraded national vaccination strategy adopted by the government on Thursday.
The National Committee for immunizing against COVID (CNCAV) informs on Friday that in the last 24 hours there were 79,634 vaccine doses administered, among which 60,667 - Pfizer, 10,164 - AstraZeneca and 8,803 - Moderna, according to the data supplied by the National Institute of Public Health, through the National Vaccination Electronic Registry.
Prime Minister Florin Citu announced on Friday in Cluj-Napoca that Romania's COVID-19 vaccination capabilities will soon increase as some AstraZeneca vaccination centres will turn into Pfizer vaccination centres and more vaccination sites will open with companies.
The order for the dissolution of the NOHQ is not from now, the decision was taken on February 26, stated Health Minister Kostadin Angelov. Let us not politicize this step, because healthcare system can't be a punching bag for political jugglers. It makes perfect sense to disband this Headquarters after the end of this government's term of office.
The head of Pfizer said in an interview aired on April 15 that people will "likely" need a third dose of his company's COVID-19 shot within six to 12 months of vaccination, while elsewhere defending the relatively higher cost of the jab.
CEO Albert Bourla also said annual vaccinations against the coronavirus may well be required.
Prime Minister Florin Citu states that in the Government meeting scheduled for Thursday, a series of draft normative acts will be adopted that cannot be postponed, mentioning among them a memorandum by which the Ministry of Health concludes a new order for the purchase of 4,260,269 optional doses of anti-COVID-19 vaccine produced by BioNTech / Pfizer.