COVID-19 vaccine expected to arrive in Greece within 60 days

COVID-19 vaccine.

The COVID-19 vaccine is expected to arrive in Greece in 60 days, Ethnos reported.

The first round of vaccinations will be given to 500,000 people in January.

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, government ministers and party leaders are expected to be the first to get the vaccine in a symbolic move, but also against fake news and conspiracy theories.

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is currently ready and is expected to be followed by those of Moderna and AstraZeneca.

COVID-19 mask wearing in the Acropolis museum.
COVID-19 mask wearing in the Acropolis museum.

Greece will receive over 25 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine through forward contracts signed by the European Union with pharmaceutical companies, and first deliveries are expected in early 2021, as reiterated by Mitsotakis during the teleconference for the vaccination strategy against coronavirus.

“We would be making a huge mistake if this great success of science with the discovery of the vaccine, led us to additional complacency. The exact opposite must be done,” the prime minister said.

“Now that we know that there is light at the end of the tunnel, now that we are almost certain that, in the first half of 2021, we will have achieved a sufficient level of vaccination to leave this crisis behind, this very information should make us more stronger and more focused to observe the protection measures,” stressed Mitsotakis during the teleconference.

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COVID-19 cleaning at Syntagma Square, Athens.

The Prime Minister has clarified that the vaccine will be free for all citizens.

Referring to the vaccination plan, he stressed that “special structures will be developed throughout the country in Primary Health Care to be able to implement this mass vaccination.”

Streets of Athens disinfected to help reduce spread of covid-19
COVID-19 cleaning at Syntagma Square, Athens.

Vaccination plans are in progress so that it is done according to all the health specifications that will be set by the experts. There are thoughts of citizens making appointments via SMS, in order to reduce overcrowding and queues.