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Greek President, PM To Get Coronavirus Vaccine on Sunday

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The Greek PM is set to receive the coronavirus vaccine. Credit: Greek Reporter

In a symbolic gesture, the President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, will be among the first individuals to get the Coronavirus vaccine on Sunday.

Sakellaropoulou is not the only one to be vaccinated on December 27, though, as Greek Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Speaker of the House Constantinos Tasoulas, General Constantinos Floros, the leader of the MERA-25 Party Yianis Varoufakis, and other officials will also get the vaccine on Sunday.

Their goal is to send a message to the Greek public that vaccines are safe, and they are the only way of getting through this terrible pandemic.

Also, ICU nurse Efstathia Kambisiouli, care-home resident Michael Giovanidis, and Professor of Pathology and Infectious Diseases Sotiris Tsiodras will be among the first ones to get the vaccine.

In the meantime, Greece received the first batch of Pfizer’s Coronavirus vaccines on Christmas Day.

The first 9,750 doses of the Pfizer-BioΝTech coronavirus vaccine against Covid-19 arrived in Greece under tight security measures.

The vaccine, officially named “BNT162b2,” has no serious safety concerns observed to date, according to the companies.

The vaccine, a collaboration between the BioNTech Group and Pfizer, was found to be 95 percent effective at preventing Covid-19 in a late-stage trial.

The FDA has said that it might take weeks to review the vaccine before it will decide to give authorization.

Dr. Bourla said in a video tweet that it took 248 days from the day Pfizer decided to start work with BioNTech to develop and test the vaccine until the day it was submitted to the FDA.

Pfizer and BioNTech say that their combined manufacturing network has the potential to supply up to 50 million vaccine doses globally in 2020 and up to 1.3 billion doses by the end of 2021 (subject to clinical success, manufacturing capacity, and regulatory approval or authorization).


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