Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias became the latest government official to receive the covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday.
“We roll up our sleeves, do the vaccine, protect ourselves, the National Health System (ESY), social and economic activity," he tweeted.
Dendias arrived at the hospital wearing a Liverpool T-shirt.
The minister also thanked the “tens of thousands of scientists around the world” who worked hard “to give us the opportunity to be freed from Covid-19.”
Earlier in the day, a special flight carrying 83,850 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine landed at Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”.
The vaccines were received by the Deputy Minister for Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias.
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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.
#σηκώνουμε_μανίκια, κάνουμε το εμβόλιο, προστατεύουμε τους εαυτούς μας, το ΕΣΥ, την κοινωνική και οικονομική δραστηριότητα. Ευχαριστούμε τους δεκάδες χιλιάδες επιστήμονες σε όλο τον κόσμο που εργάσθηκαν σκληρά για να μας προσφέρουν τη δυνατότητα για #ελευθερία από τον #covid19. pic.twitter.com/JoxWPFvEs7
— Nikos Dendias (@NikosDendias) December 29, 2020