The platform for vaccination against Covid-19 with upgraded vaccines has already opened and citizens can get their vaccinations already from Wednesday, September 14, 2022, the president of Greece’s National Vaccination Committee Maria Theodoridou announced on Monday.
The platform for appointments opened on Monday, September 12, the first vaccinations with the updated vaccines will be possible as of September 14.
The appointment platform for vaccination with the updated vaccines has opened for all citizens over 60 years of age.
Vaccination will be administered as one booster shot (Booster shot III) only.
The upgraded vaccines should be administered three months after the booster shot with the basic vaccines or after confirmed illness.
If someone has been administered the 4th dose and got sick afterwards there will be no need to get the 5th shoot.
The Vaccinnation Committee will take the final decision regarding the group eligible for the 5th shot tomorrow, Tuesday, however, Theodoridou said these group will concern:
- all people over the age of 60.
- people aged 12-15 who belong to high-risk groups
- health professionals
- carers of individuals
These vaccines are based on the mRNA version and based on clinical studies, they cause an increase in antibodies and fight the sub-variants of Omicron O1, O2, O2,7 and O5.
It should be noted that they have been approved for ages 12 years and above and are intended only for a booster dose regardless of the type of vaccine given in the primary vaccination.
Those who have not been vaccinated so far, they will need to be administered the basic vaccines first, then the updated will follow.
The platform to book appointment for upgraded vaccines is here, at emvolio.gov.gr
At the same briefing on Monday, Secretary General of Primary Health Care, Marios Themistokleous said that the platform will be open to all beneficiaries of the booster shot.
From now on the basic regimen will be done with the previous vaccines and the booster doses with the updated vaccines.
In the platform system, the type of vaccines will be labeled Pfizer and the updated Pfizer BA.1.
Those citizens who have scheduled appointments for a booster dose with the original type vaccines, can reschedule their appointments in order to receive the updated ones.
It should be noted, that Greece has already received the new, updated vaccines estimated to be over 500,000.