Romania has used just over a half of its 17.5 million doses of vaccines-report

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Romania has so far used just over half of the more than 17.5 million doses of anti-Covid vaccines received from the European Union.

Authorities have donated about 550,000 doses, mostly to neighbor, Moldova, a former Soviet republic.

Last week, President Klaus Iohannis said Romania would donate 100,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Vietnam.

Apart from the donation, Romania has sold another 1.17 million doses it doesn’t need to Denmark, Hotnews reported.

Almost 2 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine will expire by the end of September, according to official data.

Romania’s vaccine rollout began in late December 2020.

About one-quarter of people have been vaccinated in Romania. After a relatively good start that lasted until the spring, the vaccine campaign has tapered off.

Almost 4.9 million people have received vaccines, of which 4.72 million are fully inoculated. Most vaccines require a booster shot apart from Johnson & Johnson which is just one jab.

The government target was to have 5 million vaccinated by July 1, and 10 million inoculated by the end of September.

However, the vaccination rate has slowed in recent weeks. On some days, less than 5,000 receive their first dose of the vaccine.

The vaccine coordination committee told Hotnews that Romania has received 17.55 million Covid-19 vaccines doses so far. Some 9.22 million jabs have been administered.

There are currently 6.21 million vaccines in stock, while the rest have been shipped to vaccine centers around the country.

Romania has received 11.5 million doses of Pfizer-BioNtech which is the most-used vaccine.

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