Greece begins using Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 single-shot vaccine

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The rollout of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 single-shot vaccine started in Greece on Wednesday.

According to the head of the National Vaccination Committee Maria Theodoridou, the vaccine is highly effective – over 80% for the prevention of serious disease, above of 90% for the prevention of hospitalisation and 100% for the prevention of death.

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Meanwhile, the vaccination programme in Greece is speeding up with the aim of conducting up to 2.5 million vaccinations this month, and up to 4 million in June.

More vaccination centres will also go into operation as of May 5, so that there are 1,500 in total.

Vaccinations will be conducted until midnight from now on.

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