More than 410,000 Greeks have received Covid-19 vaccinations

Greece More than 410,000 Greeks have received Covid-19 vaccinations
More than 410,000 Greeks have received Covid-19 vaccinations
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Greece has so far vaccinated more than 410,000 people in the country, with at least the first covid-19 dose.

This corresponds to 3.9% of the population, a Health Ministry official said on Monday.

Moreover, more than 73% of doctors have received the vaccine.

On Sunday, Greece received the first 45,000 doses of the AstraZeneca jab, which has been approved for people aged under 65.

Latest covid-19 numbers in Greece

Greece recorded 638 new cases of COVID-19 in the latest 24-hour reporting period.

This raises the total number of cases to 164,575.

6,045 are considered to be related to travel from abroad and 52,595 are related to an already known case.

Two hundred and sixty-six individuals are in ICU. Their median age is 70 years. 85.9% have an underlying condition or are aged 70 years and above.

A total of 1,169 patients have been discharged from ICUs since the start of the pandemic in Greece.

The country’s pandemic death toll stands at 5,997. The median age of all was 79 years and 95.6% of the deceased had an underlying condition and/or age of 70 years or more.

Booking vaccination appointments against Covid-19 for citizens aged 60-64

The online platform for booking vaccination appointments against Covid-19 for citizens aged 60-64 will open on Wednesday February 10.

Two days later, on February 12, the platform will open for citizens aged 75-79.

Speaking alongside Health Ministry Secretary General for Primary Health Care Marios Themistokleous, Professor Maria Theodoridis, Head of the National Vaccination Committee, said that the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine is “safe, offers immunization and is effective in ages 18 and above.”

She added that the committee looked into all the scientific data before deciding not to have it administered to anyone over the age of 65, but she did explain that “bearing in mind the small number of participants, the committee might decide otherwise according to potential new data.”

The vaccine will be given to anyone aged between 18 and 64, in two doses taken 12 weeks apart.

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GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.