A special flight carrying 83,850 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine landed in Greece, at Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” shortly before 8:30am today.
The vaccines were received by the Deputy Minister for Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias.
Upon their arrival, Hardalias stressed that "we are continuing on the basis of our business plan," without saying more.
The large batch of vaccines will be taken to the vaccine storage freezers and from there will be distributed to the vaccination centres.
By the end of January, Greece will have 419,250 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, 433,450 doses by the end of February and 1,255,800 doses by the end of March.
These figures may increase when the European Agency approves the Moderna vaccine.
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It is recalled on Sunday, Greek President Sakellaropoulou, Prime Minister Mitsotakis and professor of Pathology and Infectious Diseases, Sotiris Tsiodras, were vaccinated.
His Eminence Metropolitan Hierotheos (Vlachos) of Nafpaktos and Agios Vlasios and General Konstantinos Floros, Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff, have also been vaccinated.