According to the head of the General Directorate of Social Assistance and Health Boris Gilca, the level of vaccination against COVID-19 in Chisinau could be around 70%.
Gylca specified that this figure is related to those who were vaccinated abroad and are not included in the national statistics, replicamedia.md reports.
The statements were made on Thursday, February 10, at a meeting of the Chisinau Municipal Council.
“The vaccination rate against COVID-19 in Chisinau is 46%. This is a good rate compared to 31% in the country. But 46% are those who were vaccinated in Chisinau. We have a significant number of the population who were vaccinated abroad and does not fall into this figure of 46%,” said Gylca.
He mentioned that Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines are currently available in the capital. There are also some SinoPham reserves.
According to the head of the General Directorate of Social Assistance and Health, there has been a decrease in cases of COVID-19 infection recently.
“We are seeing a decrease in the rate of infection. The last two weeks have been a time of crisis for the medical system, especially with regard to the hospitalization of children. Therefore, the authorities had to vacate the wards and install new beds. A total of 145 new beds have been placed. Today there are already places, and some departments are even closed.
With adults, things are better, there were enough places. The problem is only with places in intensive care units. The trend in Moldova and other countries is an increase in severe cases and deaths. On Saturday and Sunday, there were no more free places in the intensive care units,” Gylca said.
According to Boris Gylca, switching to online learning would be an additional precautionary measure that was not used in other countries.
At the same time, most infections in children occur before the age of 2 years.
According to the Ministry of Health, national coverage with the first dose is over 31% and with the full regimen is about 30%.
Until January 30, the highest level of vaccination under the full scheme was registered in Chisinau – 45% and Soroca – 33%, while the lowest vaccination coverage was in ATU Gagauzia – 18%, Singerei and Leova – 20%.
Since the start of the pandemic, the Republic of Moldova has received 2,823,060 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccination against COVID-19 is free, recommended by all national and international health authorities, and is an effective way to stop the spread of the virus.