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ECDC and EMA recommend 2nd booster shot in summer 2022

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) have updated public health recommendations on the use of additional booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines this summer and in the upcoming autumn and winter seasons. The updated recommendations come amid increasing rates of COVID-19 reporting …

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EU authorities drop mandatory mask in airplanes and airports

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) issued an update on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, to the health safety measures for air travel, paving the way for a relaxation of the need to wear medical masks on board a flight, but …

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Omicron set to be Europe’s dominant variant by early 2022, says ECDC

There is a “very high” risk the Omicron variant of Covid-19 will become dominant in Europe by early next year and lead to a growing number of hospital admissions and deaths, the European Union’s public health body said on Wednesday. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said …

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Greece and 9 EU-countries remain of ‘very high concern’ for Covid, says ECDC

Greece remains among the ten EU countries where the Covid-19 situation is deemed of “very high concern,” the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said on Friday. Assessing the situation up to last Sunday, November 7, the ECDC’s most recent risk assessment said “the overall epidemiological situation in …

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ECDC Greece: 14% fully vaccinated, low rates among those over 50

With under 4 million doses of a Covid-19 vaccine administered, Greece ranks sixth behind Slovenia, Romania, Croatia, Latvia and Bulgaria in uptake, according to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The ECDC’s Covid-19 Vaccine Tracker on Friday showed that uptake in Greece stands at 29.5% for one …

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Greece’s epidemiological burden “very low” to “medium,” says European Disease Center

The SARS-Cov-2 epidemiological burden in most of Greece continues to be at very low to medium levels, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control’s (ECDC) assessment of the pandemic’s levels in Europe on Friday. Specifically, southern Greece and Eastern Macedonia and Thrace are at very low risk.  …

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