Another wave of the coronavirus pandemic is expected to reach Romania this autumn, bringing the more infectious delta variant with it. Valeriu Gheorghiță, the coordinator of the national coronavirus vaccination campaign, said that this variant will be dominant in the autumn, so it is very important for mobile vaccination points to get to all Romanian settlements as soon as possible, Hungarian news portal maszol.ro reports.
Valeriu Gheorghiță also stressed that in the following four to six weeks, the vaccine should be made available to everyone who wants it, Maszol.ro reports, based on an article out of Digi24.
If the weather gets colder, there may be another wave of disease in Romania, and it is likely that the delta variant, which first appeared in India, will be the dominant one in the country. This variant is 50 percent more infectious than the original virus. According to studies, a person infected with the delta variant may infect another five people, not two or three as before, Gheorghiță said.
The coordinator of the national coronavirus vaccination campaign noted that current vaccines protect against the delta variant. That is why it is extremely important to speed up the vaccination campaign and for mobile vaccination points to reach all Romanian settlements by the end of July so everyone who would like to get vaccinated is able to do so.
According to Ro Vaccinare, as of June 15, 4,245,251 Romanians had received both doses of the vaccine, while another 335,382 had received the first one. Since December 27, 2020, 8,600,553 doses of coronavirus vaccine have been distributed in the country.
Title image: Valeriu Gheorghiță, the coordinator of the national coronavirus vaccination campaign. Photo: gov.ro