- The first stage of vaccination has begun, vaccines for 20.000 persons have been donated by Romania and the medical personnel have the priority to be vaccinated. Up to 20.000 vaccines will be received soon through COVAX system. Unfortunately, it is a small volume of vaccine for a population of 3,5 million.
- The Russian Sputnik V vaccine was accepted by the Authority to be delivered through a network of private clinics. In the past this vaccine was continuously rejected by the Authority as not being recognized by the World Health Organization. A large part of population will purchase the available vaccines through a private medical network.
- A new mutation of the virus was found in Moldova, and the number of infected persons is constantly rising, so the vaccination is of tremendous importance, regardless of its provenance but taking into consideration the efficiency
COVID-19 vaccine considerations for Moldova
- Can employers mandate the vaccine?
- Who will control delivery of the vaccine?
Federal and provincial governments, A network of private clinics has received the authorization to provide vaccination with Sputnik V. This vaccine is not allowed in public health system, as far as this vaccine didn’t get the authorization of WHO.
- Who covers the cost of the vaccine?
Public Health service, Employer - sponsored health insurance, Employee
- Where will people get vaccinated?
Government designated vaccination locations and Authorized Private clinics.
- Is there cultural resistance to getting the vaccine?
A little, because the COVID-19 vaccine is so new
This information is provided by MAI CEE, Asinta's partner in Moldova.
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