Dramatic spike in vaccination records

Kyriakos Pierrakakis said on Monday that some 557,000 people made an appointment for a Covid-19 booster shot from Friday to Sunday after authorities announced the emergence of the Omicron strain.

Also from Monday started giveaway tests in Greece for self-examination. Adult citizens, vaccinated and unvaccinated, who have an AMKA, PAYPAA or PAMKA social security number, are entitled to one free self-test at the pharmacy.

Meanwhile, 44,000 of the above number have signed up for the first dose of the vaccine, he said. Citing the compulsory vaccination of persons over 60 who, under new government regulations, are ordered to vaccinate against the virus or face a monthly fine of € 100, Pierrakakis said 55,400 people have signed up so far.

Also from Monday started giveaway tests in Greece for self-examination. Adult citizens, vaccinated and unvaccinated, who have an AMKA, PAYPAA or PAMKA social security number, are entitled to one free self-test at the pharmacy.

Free self-test kits will be available from December 6-12, 2021. Another giveaway will be available on January 3-7, 2022. Self-tests can be done on regular working days and pharmacy hours. The Ministry of Health announced that this measure is not mandatory, and analyzes should be carried out by December 12.

The authorities clarified that the results of these tests are not accepted as a substitute for PCR tests, which are necessary for work or visiting various institutions, incl. Christmas theme parks

Greece is in fourth wave of pandemic, with 5,000 to 9,000 infections a day, 70-116 deaths and an increase in hospital admissions, putting tremendous pressure on the healthcare system.

There have been 4,943 new laboratory-confirmed cases reported by EODY in the last 24 hours (12/6/2021). The death toll from the coronavirus was 116. The number of intubated patients reached 714.

Free self-test kits will be available from December 6-12, 2021. Another giveaway will be available on January 3-7, 2022. Self-tests can be done on regular working days and pharmacy hours. The Ministry of Health announced that this measure is not mandatory, and analyzes should be carried out by December 12.

The authorities clarified that the results of these tests are not accepted as a substitute for PCR tests, which are necessary for work or visiting various institutions, incl. Christmas theme parks

Greece is in fourth wave of pandemic, with 5,000 to 9,000 infections a day, 70-116 deaths and an increase in hospital admissions, putting tremendous pressure on the healthcare system.

There have been 4,943 new laboratory-confirmed cases reported by EODY in the last 24 hours (12/6/2021). The death toll from the coronavirus was 116. The number of intubated patients reached 714.





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