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Drive-through vaccination centres to open in Romania by end of April

The coordinator of the national vaccination campaign, Valeriu Gheorghiţă said that the first drive-through vaccination centres will open by the end of April, according to Romania-Insider. 

Gheorghiţă explained that the centres will offer the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and will accommodate around 400 people per day and will also allow individuals to get vaccinated without making an appointment. He said that Bucharest, Deva and several other counties plan to open drive-through vaccination centres. 

“People will need to show an ID and have the triage questionnaire already filled in and if they do not have the form it can be downloaded and should be completed under a doctor’s supervision,” said Gheorghiţă.

Prime Minister Florin Cîţu said a successful vaccination campaign is the only solution to going back to normal and once 5 million people get vaccinated, the authorities can start easing some of the restrictions.

By April 19, 2,675,872 people received the vaccine against Covid-19, 1,631,109 people for both doses and 1,044,763 for the first dose. 

“A vaccination marathon is scheduled this weekend in Timișoara, another effort to increase the number of those vaccinated. Doctors, nurses, and students from Timișoara hospitals and the Victor Babeș Medicine and Pharmacy University will volunteer in a drive to vaccinate 10,000 people in three days, between April 23 and April 25” said the vaccination committee.