Greeks over 60 to receive AstraZeneca vaccine

Greeks over 60 to receive AstraZeneca vaccine 1

Greece’s National Vaccination Committee announced on Monday that it recommends that the AstraZeneca vaccine be administered to individuals over 60 years of age.

Committee Chair Mrs Maria Theodoridou made the announcement during a regular coronavirus pandemic briefing, adding that currently the Astrozeneca vaccine is  being administered to people 30 years of age or older.

According to Theodoridou , those who plan to have their first shot should be allowed to choose among the other three manufacturers available, while those who have received the first AstraZeneca dose already should continue with the same.

Justifying the decision, the committee Chair said there are enough vaccines for the Greek population and the epidemiological picture is good, with a continuing drop in infections.

During the briefing, Greece’s Health Secretary General Marios Themistocleous said that individuals aged from 18 to 24, the last group in the rollout appointments for coronavirus vaccines, will be able to set appointments for vaccination as of Wednesday.