The Secretary General of Primary Health Care, Marios Themistokleous, during an event at the Regional Development Conference, noted that “the operational goal that has been set has been achieved. More than 6 million vaccinations were made ”.
In fact, as the specialist emphasized, “we could increase the capacity of the vaccination system at any time if we had more vaccines.”
Talking about vaccination on the islands, he said that “the islands were a ‘strategic target’ for the country, and from the first moment the authorities set a goal for themselves to move in this direction as quickly as possible.”
In particular, the expert noted: “On 69 islands with a population of less than 10,000 inhabitants, vaccination will be completed in the coming days with very good coverage. That is, we have islands with more than 80% vaccinated population, such as Kythnos and Sifnos. In the 19 largest islands, excluding Crete, continued Marios Themistocleous, we have achieved very significant improvements in vaccination coverage. With the start of Operation Blue Freedom, we still had slight delays, but the vaccination situation on the islands is better than the national average. We are moving forward purposefully and will be successful. “
When asked when all vaccines for all ages will be available, Marios Themistokleous said: “The age group for which the procedure for all vaccines is not yet open is 18-29 years old. It will be open for her in two stages, that is, for age groups 25-29 and 18-24 years old.
For the 25-29 age group, if we have any confirmations early next week, it won’t be long before vaccinations start as we await Johnson & Johnson’s shipment and confirmation from Pfizer. If we have them, I think that in a few days we will be able to announce when the vaccination procedure for the first of the above age groups will be open. “
During his speech, Marios Themistokleous specifically mentioned everyone involved in the vaccination process in medical centers, hospitals and large vaccination centers, stating that “behind the numbers there are many thousands of employees who work in a very harmonious and coordinated manner”, while he did not fail to mention the role of military and security personnel.