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25-04-2021 10:59

The vaccination coverage of the population continues – 20% of citizens have been vaccinated with the 1st dose of the vaccine

Proceeding with the implementation of the National Vaccination Plan against COVID-19, and increasing the rate of vaccinations in order to achieve the coverage and immunity of a significant percentage of the population as soon as possible, the Ministry of Health announces that on Monday, April 26, from 7:30 in the morning until 8 in the evening, priority for the arrangement of vaccination appointments will be given to individuals aged 43 and 44 only. The vaccinations will be carried out in Vaccination Centres operating in all Districts. The Vaccination Portal will also open for other age groups, and more details will be announced at a later stage.

At the same time, vaccinations of individuals falling within the category of Essential Services, as approved by a special committee set up for this purpose, are progressing rapidly.

It is also noted that the expression of interest by Personal Doctors to be supplied with AstraZeneca vaccines for the vaccination of their beneficiaries aged 30 and over, is underway.

It is reminded that as of Monday, 26 April, in view of the measures decided by the Council of Ministers, it is not required to send a text message for the purposes of going to a Vaccination Centre, provided that the necessary evidence is presented (form, text message, Vaccination Card) for check purposes. In addition, for the individuals who have completed their vaccination with any of the available licensed vaccines, and a period of 14 days has elapsed since receiving the last dose, the following apply:

  • No mandatory self-isolation is required in case these individuals are considered to be a close contact of a coronavirus positive case.
  • They are exempted from the obligation of a weekly rapid antigen test.

As of April 23, a total of 236,265 vaccinations (26.8 doses per 100 inhabitants) were carried out, of which 176,082 (20%) concerned the administration of the 1st dose and 60,183 (6.8%) concerned the administration of both doses.