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Exclusive 10:45 23 Jun 2021

Ukrainian fans had vaccinations en masse in Romania

Photo: Rubryka

The match of the European Football Championship between Ukraine and Austria took place on June 21 at the National Arena in Bucharest. Ukrainians who came to support the team found a way to get vaccinated in the Romanian capital.

The Rubryka correspondent, who also attended the match in Bucharest, reports.

In Romania, which hosted European Football Championship fans and, as an exception, allowed Ukrainians to enter the country to attend the match, Ukrainians got vaccinated against coronavirus with an EU-certified vaccine in Bucharest.

Vaccination points are available throughout Romania as part of Romania's national vaccination program, where those wishing to be vaccinated are vaccinated with two vaccines of their choice: Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson. Ukrainians have found that not only locals but also visitors can be vaccinated.

Thus, according to fan chats and eyewitness accounts, many Ukrainians have been vaccinated with Johnson and Johnson, the main peculiarity of which is that one dose of the drug is enough to form immunity to COVID-19, rather than two, as with most vaccines against coronavirus.

Українські вболівальники масово робили щеплення у Румунії

Українські вболівальники масово робили щеплення у Румунії

The dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine was available at four vaccination points in Bucharest, one of which is located directly at the airport. To receive the vaccination, you only needed to provide a passport and fill out the form with a standard questionnaire on the presence of chronic diseases, SARS, etc.

Українські вболівальники масово робили щеплення у Румунії

Українські вболівальники масово робили щеплення у Румунії

However, some Ukrainians had to persuade medical staff to give them the vaccine: it was enough to say they live in Romania, although without a residence permit. Another obstacle to receiving the Johnson and Johnson vaccine was the previous vaccination with one dose of another vaccine, in particular, Sinovac, which is currently the most common in Ukraine.

Українські вболівальники масово робили щеплення у Румунії

Українські вболівальники масово робили щеплення у Румунії

In general, according to the Rubryka correspondent, most of the procedures took place without additional questions from the medical staff.

Ukrainians who received the vaccine immediately received a certificate stating that they had been vaccinated, in printed and electronic PDF versions.

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