Vaccinations appointments jump by 185% as Greeks rush to get vaccinated

Vaccinations appointments jump by 185% as Greeks rush to get vaccinated 1

Greeks are rushing to get vaccinated following the recent spike in cases with  vaccination appointments increasing by 185% in the last 7 days, according to the Secretary General of Primary Health Care, Marios Themistokleous.

During the briefing on the National Vaccination Coverage Plan for Covid-19, Mr Themistokleous said that 175,000 appointments were made for the first dose, compared to the previous week of 60,000; an increase of 185%.

Also, there were 275,000 booster dose appointments booked; an increase of 200%, compared to the 94,000 appointments of the previous week.

According to the data presented by Mr  Themistokleous, 81% of those over 60 have been vaccinated, 80.5% of those over 50,  78.2% of those over 40, and 76%. of those over 30 years of age. 74.3% of 18 year olds are vaccinated whilst 71.4% of 12 year olds.

More than 130,000,000 vaccine doses were administered yesterday Monday (8/11).

More than 6,715,000 of those people have been vaccinated with one dose, that is, 64% of the general population and 73.5% of the adult population. The corresponding average in the EU is 69.2% of the general population and 80.7% of the adult population.

Mr. Themistocleous noted that the third vaccination dose of the Moderna vaccine will start tomorrow November 12 and pointed out that the booster dose according to the EMA instructions is half the normal dose.

Meanwhile 15,000 citizens applied so far for the  home vaccination program, with 13,000 of those already vaccinated, mainly from mobile units of the health centres.