First batch of COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Greece

First batch of COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Greece

The first batch of the 9,750 doses of the vaccine against COVID-19 made by Pfizer-BioNTech arrived in Greece late Friday and the first vaccinations are expected to start immediately.

The first to be vaccinated are the people working at COVID referral hospitals in Attica. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and President of Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou will be vaccinated on Sunday.

On Monday 28 December the vaccine will be distributed to COVID referral hospitals.

The second batch of 83,850 doses of the same vaccine is expected to arrive until December 30,2020.

According to the EU agreement the Pfizer vaccines doses that correspond to the Greek population are another 429,000 until the end of January and another until the end of February another 333.450 doses and until the end of March Greece will have received a total of 1,265,550 doses only from one of the companies (Pfizer-BioNTech).