Doctor Spyros Skiadopoulos, who was in charge of vaccinations at Corfu hospital, is now threatening lawsuits because of accusations made against him that he called his friends and acquaintances to receive the COVID-19 vaccine early.
Skiadopoulos is being treated after receiving the second dose of the vaccine, complaining of paralysis of the lower extremities and pain in the lower back, as reported by Greek City Times.
Professor of Pulmonology-Intensive Care at the Medical School of the University of Athens, Theodoros Vasilakopoulos, said to OPEN TV that the Corfu-based doctor was "examined and had no paralysis."
"He went to the hospital and said that he had shortness of breath, he was examined, he had nothing and the next day he said that... his legs were paralysed," Vasilakopoulos said.
In fact, the professor claimed that Skiadopoulos is the same doctor who is accused of vaccinating friends and acquaintances when they were not on the priority list.
Regarding the state of his health before the vaccine, Skiadopoulos said that he did not have "anything special."
He added that he was going to be transported by ambulance to a private laboratory for testing, but also urged everyone to be vaccinated in order to gain immunity from COVID-19.
The journalist who published the news about the side effect suffered by the doctor is a friend of his and was also vaccinated despite not being on the priority list, according to Vasilakopoulos.
It should be reminded that the 40-year-old nurse of the Pulmonary Clinic in Corfu, who is paralyzed in the lower extremities, is being treated in the same hospital.
Her condition is improving day by day, according to the treating doctors.
However, it remains unknown to this day whether the symptoms presented by the nurse are related to the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.