Certain Greeks will soon have access to a booster shot of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, Maria Theodoridou, Chair of the Greek National Vaccination Committee, announced on Monday.
Healthcare workers, Greek citizens over 60 years of age, and those who live in nursing homes will all be eligible to receive a third dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
Those who received the Astra Zeneca vaccine for their initial inoculation against the virus in Greece will be given the Pfizer jab as a booster shot, Theodoridou stated.
Regarding those who received the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine, Theodoridou announced that the Committee will soon decide which shot they will be given.
Greece has already begun inoculating immunocompromised citizens, or those with certain medical conditions that make them more susceptible to illness, with a third dose of the vaccine.
2,130 cases of coronavirus in Greece, 47 deaths
Greece recorded 2,130 total cases were recorded across the country on Monday, and a total of 78,691 tests for the virus were conducted in the country, bringing the positivity rate to 2.7%.
The average age of those who tested positive for the virus in Greece is 39, and the average age of those who have died with the virus is 78.
A total of four of Monday’s cases were identified during routine Covid-19 testing of tourists at the country’s borders.
Currently, there are 323 patients with the coronavirus on ventilators in Greece.
Tragically, 47 people suffering from the coronavirus passed away in the country over the past 24-hour period.
426 coronavirus cases in Attica, 325 in Thessaloniki
Of the 2,130 new coronavirus cases recorded in Greece in the past 24 hours, 426 were located in Attica, home to the Greek capital city of Athens.
In the city of Athens, a total of 115 cases of Covid-19 were identified Monday.
In Thessaloniki, the second-largest city in Greece, 325 cases of the virus were identified on Monday.
Over 600,000 cases of Covid-19 recorded in Greece
Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 648,091 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the country, including all those who have recovered from the virus.
Of the cases diagnosed in Greece in the past seven days, just 99 are associated with foreign travel and 3,203 have been linked to contact with a known case.
Of the 323 patients intubated currently, 81.7% are over the age of 70 or suffer from preexisting conditions.
The majority of those who are on ventilators in Greece, or 90.4%, are unvaccinated against the coronavirus.
Additionally, a total of 3,134 patients have been discharged from ICUs around the country since the beginning of the pandemic.
The 47 new deaths recorded on Monday bring the total number of fatalities in the country to 14,727; 95.4% of those who have passed away with Covid-19 were over the age of 70 or suffered from underlying health issues.