Health Minister Vlad Voiculescu said on Friday that Romania will also be affected by the slowdown in the delivery of anti-COVID vaccine doses by the producer Pfizer, but the vaccination campaign will continue, considering that our country has a reserve of doses. "Romania will also be affected, deliveries will be reduced in the next three weeks.
Delivery will be reduced until biotechnology firm BioNTech increases its production capacity.
"This temporary reduction will affect all European countries," the Institute said in a statement.
They also state that they expected to receive 43.875 doses of vaccines from Pfizer next week, but that, in all likelihood, they will now receive 36.075 doses.
Many leading health officials believe that there is a high probability that COVID-19 will become an endemic disease, that is, that it will be permanently present, but probably in lower levels of infection than today.
Chief Executive Officer of the biotech firm Moderna, a company that produces a vaccine against the coronavirus, says that "SARS-CoV-2 is not going anywhere."
Turkey has begun administering nationwide vaccinations against COVID-19 starting with more than 1 million health care workers after authorities approved the emergency use of vaccine developed by China's Sinovac.
Health Minister Fahrettin Koca and members of the Health Ministry's Science Board were the first ones to receive the shots of the injection live on TV on Jan. 13.