Ionian Islands lead vaccination race in Greece


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%.


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