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Ireland will buy a million anti-Covid vaccine doses from Romania

Ireland agreed in principle to by an anti-Covid vaccine doses from Romania, stated on Friday a spokesperson of the Irish government, some days after Romania sold another almost one million vaccine doses from its surplus, says Reuters.

The available vaccine doses surpass by much the demand for vaccination on the part of the population in Romania, where the reluctance against the vaccine spreads due to the lack of trust in the state institutions, the campaigns of disinformation and the lack of awareness among the public, mentions this news agency.

The Irish premier Micheal Martin « had a good discussion on Friday morning with president of Romania Klaus Iohannis and they agreed in principle on the acquisition of one million vaccines’ stated the quoted spokesperson. ‘This process (of acquisition) continues and has not been finalised’ added the representative of the government in Dublin.

Ireland has at present one of the highest rates of vaccination anti-Covid from Europe. Almost 45% of the adult population of 3.8 million people was vaccinated with complete scheme and 65% at least the first dose.

The Irish government hopes that its decision to accelerate the vaccination of the young will slow down the spreading of the Delta variant which is very contagious and will allow the reopening of the economy.


Romania's National COVID-19 Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV) has reported that in 24 hours, Saturday to Sunday, 11,891 doses of vaccine were administered, of which 8,915 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, 527 of the Moderna vaccine, 200 of the AstraZeneca vaccine and 2,249 of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, according to data provided on Sunday by the National Public Health Institute (INSP) on the National Electronic Register of Vaccinations application.

CNCAV shows that 5,745 people were vaccinated with their first dose of the vaccine, while 6,146 were fully vaccinated as they got their second dose.

Since the beginning of the vaccination campaign on December 27, 2020, 9,025,715 doses have been administered to 4,759,727 people, of whom 179,949 have received their first dose and 4,579,778 have been fully vaccinated as they received their second dose as well.

In the last 24 hours, seven side effects were reported, four local and three general.

Since the beginning of the immunisation campaign, there have been a combined 16,623 side effects to the COVID-19 vaccines, of which 1,784 were local and 14,839 general.

CNCAV also says that 122 side effects are being investigated.