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COVID-19 vaccination campaign smooth, with elderly, chronically ill making up 75pct of 2nd stage appointments

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Florin Cîțu

Prime Minister Florin Citu says the appointment scheduling for Romania's second stage of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign is going on smoothly, with over 75% of people over 65, the most affected by the novel coronavirus, to be vaccinated during next.

"The appointments are going on smoothly. The vaccination campaign is going well. Over 75% of people over the age of 65, the most affected by the coronavirus, will be vaccinated next," Cîtu wrote on Facebook on Sunday.

According to a report by the Special Telecommunications Service (STS), the operator of the appointment scheduling platform, 56.26% of those appointed for the second stage of the COVID-19 mass vaccination are people over 65, and 22% people with a chronic condition.

According to Health Minister Vlad Voiculescu, t more than 75% of the persons scheduled for an appointment in the second stage vaccination are "old-aged or chronically ill."

"Elderly + chronically ill> 75% of the total second stage appointment scheduling. It is as it should be: we protect the vulnerable in the first place. Otherwise, it's just the beginning. We still have a lot to improve. We have work to do!" Voiculescu wrote on Facebook.


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