Persons vaccinated abroad to be added to National Immunization Register

Data about Moldovan citizens who got vaccinated abroad will be introduced into the National COVID-9 Immunization Register, secretary of state at the Ministry of Health Svetlana Nicolăescu was quoted by IPN as saying in a news conference.

According to the functionary, about 24% of Moldova’s population completed the series for a COVID-19 vaccine. But these data do not include the persons who got vaccinated abroad. Over 50% of the persons older than 60 who suffer from different disease got a vaccine, as did over 90% of the health workers and more than 70% of the education system employees.

Alexei Ceban, coordinator of WHO Moldova Immunization Programs, said that less than 30% of the young people got vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 and the young who didn’t get a vaccine endanger the health of the older ones. The persons who suffer from hypertension are recommended to get vaccinated as they risk suffering a stroke or myocardial infarction. The diabetics should also get vaccinated. The pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should do the same.

To increase the vaccination rate, the Ministry of Health intends to create mobile vaccination units in communities.

Last week, there were confirmed 9,902 new cases of COVID-19. This March, Moldova weekly registered by 11,500 cases, which was a record high. Also, 217 persons succumbed to SARS-CoV-2 last week, a 27% increase on a week before.

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