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1,062 anti-COVID active vaccination centers, with maximum of 115,000 people immunized per day

The chairman of the National Committee of Coordinating Activities regarding immunization against SARS-CoV-2, Dr. Valeriu Gheorghita, announced on Tuesday, that there are currently 1,062 vaccination centers, with approximately 1,495 active flows, where there can be a maximum capacity of 115,000 people per day, if all available positions were to be filled up.

AstraZeneca to be used for everyone over 18 years old

Ljubljana – The Covid-19 vaccination task force at the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) has decided the AstraZeneca vaccine will be administered to everyone over 18 years old without any restrictions, a member of the group Alojz Ihan told commercial broadcaster POP TV on Monday. The head of the group, Bojana Beović, confirmed this for the STA.

Pfizer seeks Covid vaccine authorization for 12-15 year olds in US

Pfizer-BioNTech asked for authorization on April 9 to use their Covid-19 vaccine on 12 to 15-year-olds in the United States, which could mark a crucial next step toward achieving herd immunity.

The mass vaccination of teenagers would also relieve an enormous strain on parents who are juggling the demands of homeschooling their children while keeping up with jobs.

Adverse Reactions Reported after J&J Jab – US, Colorado

Thirteen people at a COVID-19 vaccination site in Colorado had adverse reactions to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on Wednesday — shutting down operations for the day, a report said.

Officials did not disclose the types of reactions suffered by less than 1 percent of the more than 1,700 people given shots at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, the Denver Gazette reported.

AstraZeneca Roll-out Restricted to People over 30 – Great Britain

British medical regulators restricted the roll-out of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine to people aged over 30 on Wednesday, dpa reported. The British Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) said people aged 18 to 29 who do not have an underlying health condition will now be recommended other vaccines instead.

Citu: 5 million people to be vaccinated by end of May, in most pessimistic scenario

Prime Minister Florin Citu, declared on Monday that Romania will have the necessary vaccine doses so that, by the end of May, in the most pessimistic scenario, 5 million people will be vaccinated against COVID, and launched a call to the politicians and the representatives of the church to get involved in accelerating the vaccination campaign.

GCS: 4,151 new SARS-CoV-2 cases; over 21,600 test in past 24 hours

Bucharest, April 4 /Agerpres/ - A number of 4,151 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been registered in the last 24 hours, with 21,647 tests conducted, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported. These are cases that have not previously had a positive test, the quoted source states.

Health Minister: Vaccine incentives out of question at this moment

Health Minister Vlad Voiculescu said today that the grant of vaccine incentives to reward people who get the Covid jab is currently out of question. "Vaccination is voluntary. The grant of incentives is out of question at this moment. Anyone who wants to get vaccinated is welcome and the vaccine supply will be enough for everybody in the next period.

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