Romania has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the European Union, said on Friday the Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Mathias Cormann.
In the context of his official visit to Bucharest, the Secretary General of the OECD participated, at the Victoria Palace, in the launch of the study "Economic Survey of Romania".
Unfortunately, Romania has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the European Union, with only 41 pct of the population vaccinated with the full scheme. As the Omicron variant spreads, efforts to accelerate vaccination, especially in rural areas, must be an immediate priority. We understand the challenges, we understand the impact of misinformation by the anti-vaccine movement. Efforts to increase confidence in vaccination by providing information and connecting to communities that do not have access to services, fighting disinformation are really crucial. We suggest that Romania consider extending the implementation of the green certificate for more activities and maybe for certain professions, the OECD official said.