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Greece opens platform for upgraded vaccines against Covid-19

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 …

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“Repeated vaccinations are not a viable strategy, reservations on 4th dose,” says Greece’s Vaccination Committee

“Repeated vaccinations are not a viable strategy against Covid-19 and the booster shot does not build a wall of immunity,” the president of Greece’s National Vaccination Committee, Professor Maria Theodoridou, said on Tuesday evening. During the Live Briefing, Theodoridou expressed also reservations about the fourth dose of vaccination. Speaking about …

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No need for booster shot for under 18 unless immune-compromized

Young people under 18 years of age do not have to get a booster shot, unless they suffer from reduced immunity due to  medication or some illness, National Vaccination Committee chair Maria Theodoridou said on Monday. During a regular briefing, Theodoridou also said that children and teenagers who have contracted …

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Greek PM claims ICUs for intubated Covid-patients “unnecessary”; seeks booster shot in 4 months

Greek Prime Minister and obviously wanna-be-medical-doctor Kyriakos Mitsotakis surprised medical staff at hospitals on Wednesday when he claimed that “ICUs are in fact “unnecessary” as there is no medical “study that there are more deaths of intubated Covid-patients outside ICU than inside.” “Yes, there are intubated [Covid-patients] outside the ICUs. …

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Booster shot: Which vaccine to choose and when, with or without falling ill with Covid-19

Secretary General of Greece’s Primary Health Care, Marios Themistokleous, gave detailed instructions for the administration of the booster shot – 3rd dose- of the vaccines against Covid-19. Speaking at the Live Briefing on Monday, Themistoklous clarified which vaccine can be chosen by citizens who have had administered mRNA, AstraZeneca or …

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Immunity and antibodies after booster shot; Covid-spread by vaccinated citizens

Head of Greece’s National Vaccination Committee Maria Theodoridou stressed on Monday that immunity and antibodies develop very fast after the booster shot, in only two or three days from the day of inoculation. At the weekly Live Briefing, Professor Theodoridou also underlined that third dose jabs help reduce the spread …

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Greece’s appointments platform for booster shot to open 5.5 months after 2nd dose

The platform to book booster shot for people who got the Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccines will open five and a half months after the second dose, but the jab will be administered after a minimum period of six months, according to a Health Ministry official on Wednesday. Recipients of …

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Booster shot with Moderna vaccine available as of Nov 12

People wishing to book a slot to receive a booster shot of the Moderna vaccine will be able to do so from Friday, November 12, on the relevant vaccine website, Marios Themistokleous, general secretary for primary care at the Health Ministry, announced on Monday. Last week, the platform for booster …

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Booster shot registration for those vaccinated with J&J opens Nov 5

People of any age who have been administered the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be able to register online for the booster shot as of November 5, Primary Health Care Secretary General Marios Themistocleous said on Tuesday. During a briefing, Themistocleous said the only prerequisite is that two months have …

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