Photographer enters Mount Athos: Images from the monks COVID-19 vaccination

Mount Athos monks vaccination COVID-19

Mount Athos was closed to outside visitors during the last COVID-19 lockdown and now has opened status under strict restrictions.

At the moment only rapid test is required for the entry of the faithful.

Under these conditions, many monks rushed to carry out their COVID-19 vaccination, as recently the vaccination centre in the settlement of Karyes of Mount Athos is fully operational.

It is worth noting, however, that several monks have already fallen ill with the disease.

Father Makarios, 70, from Marouda cell, who contracted a coronavirus last summer, is receiving the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19 at the health center in Karyes, the administrative center of his male Orthodox monastery. Mount Athos on November 17, 2021. - Sputnik Greece

Father Makarios, 70, from Marouda, who contracted COVID-19 last summer, is receiving the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on November 17, 2021.

Pilgrims disembark at the Monastery of Agios Panteleimon in the male Orthodox monastic community of Mount Athos.  - Sputnik Greece

Pilgrims disembark at the Monastery of Agios Panteleimon in the male Orthodox monastic community of Mount Athos.

Father Makarios, 70, who fell ill with a coronavirus last summer, is attending the church in Keli Maroudas.  - Sputnik Greece

Father Makarios attends the church in Keli Maroudas.

A Moldovan priest feeds a seagull as a boat approaches the port of Daphne on Mount Athos.  - Sputnik Greece

A Moldovan priest feeds a seagull as a boat approaches the port of Daphne on Mount Athos.

Father Pavlos, 49, who contracted a coronavirus last summer and had his first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, walks into the dining room of Maroudas Cell.  - Sputnik Greece

Father Pavlos, 49, who contracted COVID-19 last summer and had his first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, walks into the dining room of Maroudas.

Monks are waiting to be vaccinated against COVID-19 at the Karya health center.  - Sputnik Greece

Monks waiting to be vaccinated against COVID-19 at the Karya health centre.

Father Makarios, 70, who contracted a coronavirus last summer and had his first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, is walking in the yard of Maroudas Cell.  - Sputnik Greece

Father Makarios walking in the yard of Maroudas.

Father Makarios, 70, and Father Pavlos, 49, who contracted coronavirus last summer, have breakfast in the dining room of Maroudas Cell before being vaccinated against COVID-19.  - Sputnik Greece

Father Makarios and Father Pavlos having breakfast in the dining room of Maroudas before being vaccinated against COVID-19.

READ MORE: 70% of monks on Mount Athos are unvaccinated.

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