Greece’s Health Minister sets goal for all adults to be vaccinated by July


Greek Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias expressed confidence in Greece’s accelerated national vaccination program, expecting all adults to be vaccinated by July.

Over 100,000 inoculations were reached on Wednesday, with the minister saying that some 2.5 million vaccine doses are expected to be administered in the month of May.

“The target is to have vaccinated all adults by the end of June to the start of July,” the minister declared.

A nurse prepares a vaccine prior to the vaccination of elderly people at a nursing house in Athens, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. Vaccinations were expanded from 9 to 50 hospitals nationwide on Monday. (Louisa Gouliamaki/Pool via AP)

The Health Minister added that that there has been no delays in the delivery of the vaccine, with the introduction of the single shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine accelerating the process, despite still being used in smaller quantities.

The country has already received 33,600 doses of the single-dose vaccine. 

Greece confirmed 3,421 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, with 9 of these identified at entry points to the country.

There are also 83 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the total of pandemic victims to 10,847. Of these, 95.3 percent had an underlying condition and/or were 70 years old or older.




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