The Ionian islands are leading the vaccination race reported the Secretary General for Primary Care Marios Themistocleous on Monday during a cabinet meeting chaired by the Greek Prime Minister.
According to Themistocleous, the Ionian islands, including Cephalonia, Corfu and Zakynthos have the highest vaccinate rates with 55% of residents having received at least one dose and 47% having completed their vaccination for Covid-19, adding that the region also leads in appointments with 57% of residents booked for their jab.
The South Aegean comes a close second with 52% (one dose) and 44% (completed), then Western Macedonia with 45% and 39%, respectively.
Central Greece – which includes Athens – has the lowest vaccination rates in Greece, with 39% of the population having had one dose and 31% having completed vaccination.
Peloponnese rates are 41% and 32%, respectively, western Greece 40% and 32%, Eastern Macedonia & Thrace 39% and 32%, and North Aegean 39% and 32%.
In terms of appointments set, and following the Ionian Islands rate of 57%, Attica has 56% and the South Aegean 53%.