Deputy Minister of Digital Government Georgios Georgantas spoke about the vaccination process in our country, in particular, about the age groups who are vaccinated against covid.
Speaking on ANT1’s morning show Good Morning Greece, Mr. Georgantas noted that there is A 16-day grace period for the next vaccination date for those who cancel or change their scheduled appointment at the vaccination center.
As the deputy minister pointed out, this means that someone changed the date of vaccination twice, and explained that this does not happen if a citizen once transferred his visit to the vaccination center.
Mr. Georgantas explained that the change in the date of vaccination cannot continue indefinitely, as this creates problems in the vaccination program. He stressed that initially “the inability to get vaccinated after the person moved the date” was 30 days (delay until the next appointment), and now it is possible to reduce this period to 16 days.
For age groups 35-39 and 30-35 years old, according to Mr. Georgantas, the platform will open immediately after, and depending on the passage, vaccination by 40-44 year olds.
How many Johnshon & Johnshon vaccines are still expected?
The deputy minister also said that for the 20-29 age group, the platform will open in June and they will not be vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine. However, as specified, all vaccines are available for people aged 40–44 years. “There are currently no official decisions,” he said, referring to a statement from the national committee that the sick (injured) from the vaccine will be compensated. A government spokesman stressed that appropriate decisions and announcements will be made in the near future.
He also stressed that 955 thousand citizens have already received a vaccination certificate. Regarding Johnshon & Johnshon vaccines, a digital government deputy minister said Greece expects 155,000 doses in May and a large shipment in June.
How is vaccination going on in the islands?
The official noted that the results of the Blue Freedom program (covid-free islands) are “positive”, adding that “by the end of May, it is expected that all islands, except Crete, will be vaccinated everywhere.”
Answering the question of many of those who have already taken the first dose of AstraZeneca and now want to vaccinate others, Mr. Georgantas said: “We will deal with this in the coming days”, urging citizens not to cancel the vaccination date over and over again, because it causes problems in system.