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Vaccination roll out for people with underlying health issues, age groups 70-75, 65-69

Greece is proceeding with the vaccination of people with underlying health issues as well as with the inoculation of other age categories. Health authorities said on Tuesday that the platforms to book vaccination appointment will start opening on upcoming Friday, March 19. 2021.

By the end of the month, citizens will have the possibility to book an appointment at a hospital if they are subject to allergic reactions.

Platform opening:

People with underlying health issues: March 19 at 6 p.m.

Age group 70-74: March 26

Age group: 65-69: beginning of April

People with underlying health issues

According to the schedule, the first group (category A) includes 10 health issues like cancer patients in therapy, patients with transplants, kidney failure, cystic fibrosis, chronic respiratory diseases, heart and liver and patients in immune-suppression.
Authorities have published the list of patients included in category A with the ICD Disease Code:
Example:
Full list here. Go to Ασθενείς με νοσήματα υψηλού κινδύνου. Δείτε λεπτομέρειες and click Εδώ
Vaccination for Category B will follow, however, not clear when, yet.
General Secretary for Primary Health Care Marios Themistokleous has clarified that:
– if the diagnosis is recent, the doctor in charge will have to register it in the system of electronic prescription. The vaccination system checks these data on weekly basis, so that the beneficiary can be recognized and a booking for vaccination appointment is possible.
– if one suffers from diseases in Category A but is outside the e-prescription system – example if diagnosis and therapy were carried out outiside Greece- the doctor in charge will have to apply for the specific patient in emvolio.gov.gr
People with allergies

Themistokleous announced that there will be a better dealing for people with allergy history. By end of March, the doctor in charge for vaccination will automatically book an appointment at a hospital.

Useful links:
Register for vaccine appointment with AMKA: emvolio.gov.gr
People without AMKA can apply for a temporary one only for vaccination purpose. Details here.

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6 comments

  1. My husband applied for a temporary AMKA number more than 2 weeks ago and still hasn’t received a response back. How long does this process take?

    • keeptalkinggreece

      sorry, no idea. but keep the faith.

      • Thankyou for the response. In your capacity as a Journalist do you think you would be able to get some form of clarification from the appropriate authority?

        • keeptalkinggreece

          no idea

        • michele lavender

          Lee,I just looked around on line for an answer for you and someone said that they were issued an immediate automated reply by way of saying..yes we recieved your request on emvolio.gov.gr and then one month later they were told to contact,phone or make an appointment to speak with their nearest KEP office who would give them the number so as to then book the appointment for the jab,but they were told by KEP that they needed some official translations done of marraige certificate.This person applied back in Feb somehow so maybe it wont mean waiting the one month.if I were you I would arrange to speak with your KEP office soon as you can.