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COVID-19: Romania will start vaccinating children aged 5-11 in January

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Children in Romania aged between 5 and 11 years will be able to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine starting January 26, the committee coordinating the vaccination campaign CNCAV announced, according to Romania-Insider. 

Parents or legal representatives can book appointments for children on the dedicated online platform. 

Vaccinations will be made only in centres dedicated to this age group, which can be found in the platform with the name P_Ped. CNCAV stated that at this moment, 219 pediatric vaccination offices have been included on the platform.

Children aged 5-11 will also be able to receive the vaccine without a prior appointment at the dedicated vaccination centres or family doctor’s offices.

The vaccine will be administered in two doses at an interval of 21 days, similar to other age groups. Parental consent is needed for children in this age group to be vaccinated.

According to doctor Valeriu Gheorghita, the coordinator of Romania’s vaccination campaign, Bucharest has reached a vaccination rate of 66.5%. Six other counties have a vaccination coverage rate of between 50 – 60%, namely Cluj, Constanta, Sibiu, Ilfov, Tulcea, and Brasov.