Moldova receives a batch of 70,000 doses of Sinovac vaccine from the Republic of Turkey on Wednesday. The doses were provided free of charge by Turkey and are to be distributed proportionally in vaccination centers in the Transnistrian region.
“This initiative came from Turkey and we agreed. We have requests from citizens who want to be vaccinated with this vaccine, so we considered it important to give priority to the wishes of citizens. This vaccine will go, primarily, to the Transnistrian region, the districts of ATU Gagauzia, but also those districts where the batches of Sinovac vaccine have already been consumed. We are grateful to Turkey for the help offered “, said the Minister of Health, Ala Nemerenco.
The Republic of Moldova received 334,620 doses of Pfizer vaccine. Through the COVAX platform – 125,190 doses, donation from Romania – 100,620 doses, purchases – 108,810 doses.
Since the start of the COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign, 1,388,566 doses of vaccine have been administered. The national coverage with a dose is 23.57%, and with the complete scheme – 22.55%. The rate of medical workers vaccinated with a dose is 90.22%, and of those vaccinated with the complete scheme – 88.93%. This reduced the morbidity among them by 85%.
Since the beginning of the vaccination campaign, 1,497 side effects have been reported, of which 91.9% are mild, 8.01% are moderate. To date, the Republic of Moldova has received 1,730,740 doses of vaccine against COVID-19.
On May 11, the third stage of vaccination against COVID-19 began in the Republic of Moldova. The immunization process takes place in the vaccination center in the country, but also by organizing mobile teams that will move the elderly, who do not have the opportunity to travel for this purpose.
The vaccination campaign against COVID-19 in the Republic of Moldova started on March 2, after more than 21 thousand doses of vaccine, donated by Romania through the Union Civil Protection Mechanism, arrived in Chisinau on Saturday, February 27 European.