Greece’s online platform for vaccination appointments opened for citizens aged 55-59 on Wednesday morning. The platform will open for the age group 50-54 on upcoming Saturday, April 24.
The online platform is: emvolio.gov.gr
Citizens above 60, citizens with underlying diseases of high (group A) and increased (group B) risk and people working in the health sector were being vaccinated at this time.
The procedures are being accelerated and if the deadlines for the delivery of the vaccines are met by the companies, the platforms will be soon open for age groups under 50 years old. The government had recently hinted that vaccination of those at their 40’s would start in June.
Pfizer is expected to deliver 2,150,000 doses in May and 2,425,000 in June. Moderna is expected to deliver 354,000 in May and 308,000 in June.
Johnson & Johnson will deliver 33,600 doses and 300,000 doses are expected in May and 960,000 doses in June. AstraZeneca has not yet confirmed deliveries for the next two months. Greece expects about 450,000-500,000 for each month.
Greece has reportedly halted vaccinations with Johnson & Johnson vaccines. The National Vaccination Committee is reportedly awaiting for the conclusion of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in order to make its decisions. On Tuesday, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) concluded that a warning about “rare blood clots” as side effect should be included in the J&J vaccines.
A total of 2,600,998 vaccinations have been carried out until April 20, 2021.
1,826,628 people have received the first dose and 774,370 people (some 7.5% of the population) have received both doses.