COVID-19 vaccination campaign underway in Moldova

The COVID-19 vaccination campaign started in Moldova. Doctors of the National Clinical Hospital “Timofei Moșneaga” were immunized the first, with the AstraZeneca vaccines donated by Romania, IPN reports.

Alexandru Botezatu, the head of the Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit, was vaccinated the first. He said this vaccine is a hope in this dark tunnel, being one of the few lifebuoys in the current times of pandemic. He earlier contracted the virus and that period wasn’t at all easy. The patients with COVID-19 go through a rather difficult patch.

After 15 minutes of the administration of the vaccine, the doctor said he feels fine and can continue work. He called on those who are afraid, to overcome the fear and get a vaccine. He also urged the population to continue to be precautious as the virus continues to spread.

Another doctor who was immunized among the first, Iana Cotorcea, who heads the General Anesthesiology Unit, said she is happy that the vaccines reached the Republic of Moldova. She related she became infected last November and suffered a medium grave form. According to her, the vaccine is the only method of protecting the health system and the population as it will help limit the spread of infection and the appearance of virus mutations. She noted she is not afraid of side effects as these can appear in the case of any vaccine.

Marcela Chilianu, the head of the Sanitary Epidemiological Service of the National Clinical Hospital “Timofei Moșneaga”, said they are proud that the staff of their hospital is vaccinated the first as they treat patients with COVID-19 in serious and very serious forms.

The Republic of Moldova now has 21,600 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines against COVID-19 that were donated by Romanies. The COVID-19 vaccination campaign started with the health workers and will continue with employees of ministries, the presidential administration and other institutions and also journalists. The vaccination is free and voluntary.

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