Greece expects to begin vaccinations in opposition to COVID-19 on December 27, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis mentioned on Friday.
EU members have been ready for the European Medicines Company (EMA) to approve the vaccine developed by U.S. drug firm Pfizer and its associate BioNTech.
Mitsotakis mentioned that primarily based on the most recent EMA replace, the Pfizer vaccine’s approval is predicted on December 22.
“We anticipate that the primary batch of the vaccine shall be in our nation on December 26 and from the next day we will have our first vaccinations at 5 hospitals in Athens after which in Thessaloniki,” he informed a gathering held to evaluation the nation’s vaccination plan.
The December 27 begin date – confirmed by EU Fee chief Ursula von der Leyen – shall be nearly three weeks after the world’s first totally examined COVID-19 vaccination was administered in England.
Greece reported 1,115 new infections on Thursday, bringing the whole to 128,710 and three,948 COVID-19-related deaths.
Mitsotakis mentioned the primary to be vaccinated could be public well being workers and occupants of aged care services. Then individuals aged over 65 will comply with.