Nearly a quarter of Greeks have at least one COVID-19 vaccination

Greek COVID-19 Health Secretary General Marios Themistocleous

The COVID-19 vaccination rate among Greek medical staff and those over 60 years of age is rising, Health Secretary General Marios Themistocleous said on Monday during a regular live briefing.

In the National Health System, 82% of doctors are vaccinated, 63% of nursing staff, and 60% of other staff.

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The rates are slightly higher in the private sector (88, 62 and 63), he added.

In addition, 58% of those over 60 are vaccinated.

The vaccination rate reaches 73% of Greeks if appointments for future vaccinations are included, the official said.

Themistocleous also noted that over 23.7% of the population has been vaccinated at least once for COVID-19, while it is possible vaccinations will open for those over 18 in June, depending on deliveries.

Head of the National Vaccination Committee Maria Theodoridou said at the briefing that it is “too early to speak of vaccinating children” and it should not become obligatory in the future, either.

Greek Prime Minister receives second dose of covid-19 vaccine
Greek Prime Minister receives second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Speaking of recommendations on vaccinations based on age, for AstraZeneca vaccines in particular, she noted that each country bases its decisions on its own epidemiological data, and vaccinations for the second dose would proceed as usual in Greece.

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