Third vaccine dose for immunocompromised patients available as of September 14

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Immunocompromised patients can book appointments online for a third dose of a coronavirus vaccine as of Tuesday, September 14, Primary Health Care Secretary General Marios Themistocleous said on Monday during a regular briefing.

This concerns some 285,000 people in Greece, noted the health official, who will receive a text message alerting them to the fact on September 13.

A mass increase in coronavirus infections among 12-17-year-olds is currently registering ahead of schools reopening on September 13, Greek National Vaccination Committee chair Marios Theodoridou said at the briefing.

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She urged for the thorough inoculation of this specific age group against a further dispersal of the Delta variant in the community.

People over 60 and workers at day-care centers for the elderly will be next to receive a third dose of the coronavirus vaccine, after immunocompromised patients, she noted.

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