The vaccination rate fell in several waves from the end of May until the start of school in September – an average of 6,050 per day. The vaccination trend started to rise again last week after the government announced that it would introduce the use of the EU Protection Card – the ‘green passport’ – domestically. Without it, it is no longer possible to go to restaurants, theaters and cinemas in the settlements, where more than 3,000 residents are infected.
The two-week moving average for new vaccines is up about 25 percent since September 15.
The Bucharest government is also trying to encourage the population to take the vaccination with a bonus: from September those who have since been vaccinated are entitled to a meal voucher worth 100 lei (7,100 HUF), and in October the vaccination lottery will start, in which all previous vaccinations can Share.
So far, 5.4 million people in Romania, a population of 19.3 million, and 31.9 percent of the vaccinated population over the age of 12 have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine. Meanwhile, the country’s coronavirus infection is spreading faster than ever: weekly, the number of daily cases – more than double the two-week moving average – has already exceeded the peaks recorded in the spring and third waves, and the number of daily deaths jumped more than a hundred.
More than 3,300 students and nearly 1,200 teachers have so far been diagnosed with the coronavirus, according to the Education Ministry’s summary on Wednesday, leading to a switch to distance education in 2,700 classrooms. Contrary to previous reports, the nationwide school vaccination campaign for students, parents and teachers was not launched at the beginning of the school year. In the first week, only 69 students received the vaccine, and only 22 vaccines have been successfully deployed.
The Campaign Coordination Committee for Vaccination (CNCAV) plans to send mobile vaccination teams to nearly 2,500 schools, set up their own vaccination centers in 200 educational institutions, and allow thousands of students in other nearby schools to receive their vaccinations at nearby vaccination centers.
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