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Greece Unveils Plan for Vaccination Campaign Across Nation

Greece on Wednesday unveiled its operational plan for the nationwide vaccination campaign against COVID-19 using the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, entitled "Eleftheria." The plan aims to quickly guarantee the citizens' immunization protection against the threat of the virus,...

Survey Reveals Only 4 Out of 10 Greeks Want to Get Coronavirus Vaccine

A new survey was published on Saturday morning revealing some of the attitudes of the Greek population towards the vaccination program that is about to begin to combat the spread of Covid-19. The survey, which was conducted by the Athens...

One in Three Greeks Say They Will Not Get Vaccinated for Covid-19

One in three respondents of a survey conducted in Greece say they will not voluntarily be vaccinated against Covid-19, despite the vaccine being made available for free when it does arrive. According to the survey by polling company Pulse on...

Greece Plans to Vaccinate More Than Two Million Per Month for Covid

Greek Health Minister Vasillis Kikilias outlined the government's plan for the vaccination of the country's population against the novel coronavirus, during the live briefing on the pandemic on Wednesday evening. Speaking alongside the president of the National Vaccinations Committee, Maria...

Greeks Top EU Ranks for Smoking and Child Obesity

Greeks come in second in smoking among EU member state citizens, and they also rank in second place in childhood obesity, while they are very cautious in vaccinating their children, a new report says. The report, presented by EU Commissioner...

Greek National Medicine Organization Stockpiles on 5 Brands of Children's Vaccines

Greece's National Organization for Medicines on Friday issued a temporary ban of parallel exports, stockpiling or intra-Community trade of five brands of children's vaccines guarding against hepatitis and whooping cough, in order to ensure an adequate domestic supply. The ban...

Number of Unvaccinated Children in Greece Rises due to Economic Crisis

The Greek branch of Doctors of the World reported in a recent press conference that more than 250,000 children in Greece do not have access to public healthcare and do not receive the necessary vaccinations. Doctors of the World general...

Prisoners and Police Officers in Greek Detention Centers Suffer from Tuberculosis

Several prisoners and police officers in Greece have been found infected with tuberculosis. The Greek Center of Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) has stated that it is launching a program to vaccinate convicted prisoners, immigrants held in detention and police...

Refugees From Syria Get Polio Vaccines in Greece

Health authorities in Greece are on high alert due to the increased risk of polio infection from refugees from the East who pass the country’s borders. The disease is found in more and more immigrants and refugees who come from...