A consignment of 21,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccines is being delivered to Moldova from Romania to support the country’s response to the pandemic.
EU co-ordinating the urgent delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to Moldova
This delivery follows Moldova’s request for vaccines through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, to which Romania has responded rapidly with this offer.
Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, said: “I thank Romania for its generous and rapid offer to Moldova. The EU Civil Protection Mechanism continues to facilitate solidarity during the current pandemic. It is only through cooperation and mutual support, within the EU and also outside, that we can have an effective response to COVID-19. Supporting vaccination globally is essential for containing the COVID-19 pandemic: no country in the world will be safe until everyone is safe.”
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Moldova has already received a range of other offers coordinated through the Mechanism:
8 million items including surgical masks, FFP3 masks, protective suits and gloves offered by Romania;
55 ventilators and 405,000 items of surgical masks, protective gloves and protective suits sent by Czechia;
almost 57,000 items of protective face shields and disinfectant liquid made available by Poland;
more than 6,000 items of examination gloves, hand disinfectant and blankets offered by Austria.