Last year we were in panic! Health authorities were counting ‘victims’, schools were closing one after the other and Greece was kept ordering vaccines.
In addition € 15,6 million euros were spent for 2,2 million doses of swine flu vaccines. These vaccines are most likely to expire in September 2011. However they can not be used as the strains of H1N1 have been included in the new seasonal anti-flu vaccines of this year.
Total spending 22,600,000 million euros! Taking into consideration how many people were vaccinated, only 2,590,000 euros
So they can either be destroyed or donated to other countries. Or they can be used individually if someone want to have an only swine-flu vaccine (It’s not me!)
Greek Health Ministry is in negotiations with the pharmaceutical companies, some of which some got the part of money but didn’t deliver the vaccines….
According to TO VIMA:
Greece received 3,600,000 doses
Only 370,000 people got vaccinated !
1,000,000 doses haven been expired
2,230,000 doses expire in September 2011.
Total spending 22,600,000 million euros! Taking into consideration how many people were vaccinated, only 3 million euros could have been spent!
Swine Flu vaccines here! Anyone???