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Greece continues AstraZeneca administration pending EMA decision, says Health Minister

Greece will continue using the AstraZeneca vaccine, Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias said on Tuesday adding that the “average number of blood clot incidents among vaccinated persons is not higher that the average number among the general population.” Greece’s decision comes after several European countries including Germany, Spain, Portugal, France, the …

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No co-production of the Russian vaccine with Greece, says Foreign Ministry

The Greek Foreign Ministry dismissed media reports on Friday claiming a possibility of co=production of the Russian anti-Covid19 vaccine SPUTNIK-V in the country. The possibility of co-production of the Russian vaccine with Greece was never mentioned during a meeting between Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, …

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Outbreak in nursing homes: Dozens of elderly and staff positive to Covid-19

Alarm sounded in a nursing home in Marousi suburb, northern Athens, on Monday morning when dozens of elderly residents and staff were tested positive to Covid-19. Both residents and staff had received vaccination some ten days ago. Already 12 elderly have been transferred to hospitals due to the seriousness of …

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First doses of Moderna vaccine arrive in Greece

The first 8,000 doses of the Moderna vaccines arrived in Greece on Wednesday. It is the first batch of over 240,000 doses of Moderna vaccines to be delivered in Greece in total. 20,000 doses of Moderna vaccine are reportedly expected to be delivered to Greece in January, another 115,000 doses …

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45 Gov’t officials on top priority list for Covid-19 vaccine in Greece

Not one, not two, not ten or twelve but a total of 45 government officials are on top of the priority list for the vaccine against the Covid-19 in Greece. These precious members of our society are deemed “crucial for the functioning of the state.” Among them are the President …

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50% of hospital doctors, 60% nurses reluctant to get Covid-19 vaccine

Not all health professionals in Greece’s hospitals intent to get the vaccination against Covid-19 expected to be launched in the country at the end of the month. 6 out of 10 nurses do no want the vaccine, while the rate of doctors is at 50%. hospitals across the country. Already …

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Interpol warns: COVID-19 vaccines could be targeted by criminals

The Interpol global police co-ordination agency warned on Wednesday that organised criminal networks could be targeting Covid-19 vaccines, and could look to sell fake shots. Interpol, which is headquartered in France, said it had issued a global alert to law enforcement across its 194 member countries, warning them to prepare …

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Lancet: UK’s Covid-19 vaccine is safe, induces immune reaction

The world’s leading general medical journals, Lancet, said on Monday that COVID-19 accine developed in the UK is safe and induces an immune reaction, according to preliminary results. Preliminary results from a phase 1/2 trial involving 1077 healthy adults found that vaccine induced strong antibody and T cell immune responses …

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A coronavirus vaccine must be a public good, says Greek PM Mitsotakis

Once developed, the vaccine against the novel coronavirus must be distributed throughout the world without becoming an instrument to maximize profits, said Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Saturday. Mitsotakis was speaking during the Coronavirus Global Response summit on Saturday, organized with the assistance of the international advocacy organization …

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Dogs: Vaccine Against Canine Leishmaniasis (Kalazar) Available in Greece

The much awaited vaccine against often fatal ending disease of Canine Leishmaniasis or Kalazar in dogs is finally available in Greece. As January 16th 2011,  the vaccine can be pbtained at vet clinics. The vaccine contains proteins of Cani Leish parasite that will produce antibodies in the immune system of our canine …

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