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Covid-vaccines for vulnerable children aged 6 months- 4 years

Children aged between 6 months and 4 years with underlying health conditions or that are immune-compromised should get inoculated against the coronavirus, Greece’s National Vaccination Committee recommended on Tuesday. In a live briefing, committee head Maria Theodoridou also said that healthy children in the same age category could get vaccinated …

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Coronavirus: Advice for travelers to/from Greece

The National Health Care Organization EODY issued on new instructions for travelers traveling to and from Greece. In a press release issued on 31. October 2022, EODY points out that the risk of transmission of the coronavirus varies, depending on the country of destination. According to the announcement, people who …

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Greece starts booster vaccinations against Omicron BA.4 and BA.5

Booster shots against Covid-19 variants Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 started in Greece on Monday. morning. According to recommendations by the National Vaccination Committee this booster shot is for people over 60 years old, those at risk of serious illness, immune-suppressed, as well as front-line health workers and those working with …

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High mortality for Covid-19 patients outside the ICU, finds new study in Greece

Mortality among Covid-19 patients outside the Intensive Care Unit has been particularly high, a new study conducted in Greece has found. The majority of Covid-19 patients who did not have the opportunity to be admitted to ICU have died, a new study conducted by Assistant Professor of Public Health at …

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Centaurus subvariant (BA.2) of Covid-19 identified in Greece

Greece’s National Health Care Organization EODY announced on Tuesday that it had identified the Centaurus subvariant of the virus Covid-19 in the country. According to EODY epidemiological report, the National Network of Genomic Monitoring had tested 664 samples, whether randomly or selected, between July 22 and September 4. All samples …

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No lockdown-type restrictions again, says Greece’s Health Minister

Greece will not experience lockdown-type restrictions of movement and activities again and the government does not intend to impose restrictive measures in the autumn and in winter, Health Minister Thanos Plevris said on Tuesday. “We believe that it will not be necessary to impose measures and, in the case it …

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Mild measures against Covid-19 to continue in Sept, says Greece’s health minister

Health Minister Thanos Plevris said on that mild measures for Covid-19 will continue to be applied also in September. As “mild measures” the minister mentioned the use of masks in public transport, in hospitals etc Speaking to Skai TV on Thursday, Plevris said that the current epidemiological picture in the …

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Greece’s Health Minister redefines “Covid-19 deaths”

Greece’s Health Minister Thanos Plevris said that the protocol for recording deaths from coronavirus is being redefined. The National Health Care Organization EODY will record Covid-19 deaths according to some criteria such as a positive test, pneumonia and respiratory infection and calculate the pandemic deaths accordingly., Plevris said that Greece …

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Covid-19 prevention drug now available in Greece for people at risk

The electronic platform taking applications for a drug that helps prevent Covid-19 in people who are at a particular risk from the disease opened on Thursday. The drug is for patients with severe immune deficiency and for those who cannot be administered the vaccines against the coronavirus. According to the …

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Molecular Covid-tests at 5 Greek airports to locate possible mutations

The 6th Health district will collect samples to conduct molecular PCR tests for COVID-19 at five Greek airports with international flights. The collected samples aim to locate possible new mutations of the virus as part of a research study. According to an announcement, the 6th Health district in cooperation with …

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Former FinMin and ex PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos positive with Covid-19

Former finance minister and ex PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos has been admitted to a hospital in Athens on Thursday after he was tested positive with Covid-19. Initially he underwent precautionary tests and examinations at Sotiria Hospital on Thursday morning following doctors’ advice. However, later, doctors reportedly decided he would be …

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