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Monkeypox vaccination not for general population, says Greece’s Vaccination Committee

Greece’s National Vaccination Committee has drawn up a roadmap regarding vaccinations against the monkeypox. At the same time, the country’s health authorities are awaiting recommendations by the European ECDC regarding the strategy to be followed and the use of vaccines against smallpox, vaccines that seem to provide some protection against …

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Pharmacology professor Kouvelas on trial for spreading misinformation on Covid vaccines

Dimitris Kouvelas, professor of clinical pharmacology at the Aristotle University and a vocal critic of the vaccines against Covid-19 and the coronavirus containment measures, went on trial in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on Tuesday for disseminating misinformation regarding the Covid-19 vaccine. Kouvelas was put under investigation and indicted last year after …

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Greek FM delivers 100,000 vaccines against Covid-19 to Tunisia

Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias delivered 100,000 vaccines against Covid-18 to Tunisia  the country he visited on Tuesday. During his meeting with Tunisian counterpart Othman Jerandi, said Dendias said: “It is a great pleasure to be in Tunis today, more so as I have brought with me 100,000 vaccines, which I …

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Doctors who incite against vaccines are “charlatans,” says Prime Health Care Secretary

Greece’s health experts used tough language at the live briefing on Monday and called doctors who incite and advise citizens  against the vaccination against Covid-19 “charlatans.” General Secretary of Primary Health Care, Marios Themistokleous, described the doctors participating in the anti-vaccination movement as “charlatans” and called on the bodies in …

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Greece to supply Albania, North Macedonia with Covid-19 vaccines

Greece will supply its northern neighbors Albania and North Macedonia with 40,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines, the government spokeswoman said on Thursday. “Greece, in coordination with the European Commission, as most European countries do for their neighbours, will offer vaccines…20,000 doses to North Macedonia and 20,000 to Albania,” Aristotelia Peloni …

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Joe who? Greece’s PM claims the patent for “vaccines patent waiver”

It may seems hard to believe but it is true: The decision of US President Joe Biden and his administration to support a temporary waiver on patents and other intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines triggered a major political dispute in …Greece. The conservative government to claim that it was …

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SYRIZA calls on PM to consider proposal for lifting of vaccine patents

Main opposition SYRIZA has called on Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday to “follow the track” proposed by the Council of Europe on Wednesday that lifts patents restrictions for the manufacture of Covid-19 vaccines. The main opposition party was referring to a clause of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council …

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Greece to receive enough Covid-19 vaccines for 15.4 million people

Greece has arranged to get delivery of over 26 million Covid-19 vaccine doses, enough for 15,450,000 citizens, Secretary General for Primary Health Care Marios Themistocleous said on Monday. Speaking at a live briefing on the pandemic, Themistocleous said the vaccination plan is progressing well and several hospitals have completed the …

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Vaccine refrigerators arrive in Greece, Armed Forces mobilized

The first refrigerators for storage of Covid-19 vaccines arrived in Greece that will use Police, Coast Guard and the Armed Forces for transfer and safeguarding. The COVID-19 vaccines that must be kept at ultra-deep freeze temperatures of -72 Celsius (-161.6 Fahrenheit) for safety and efficacy. The first vaccines from the …

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