CORONAVIRUS

Record number of jabs administered despite foul weather

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Greek health authorities set a new record on Monday, administering more than 2,500 coronavirus vaccinations despite the snowy weather that made circulating a challenge in many parts of the country.

General Secretary for Primary Healthcare Marios Themistokleous said that while there were some minor problems at Greece’s 750 vaccination centers because of Monday’s weather, the vast majority of appointments went as planned and the day was deemed a success.

Themistokleous added that 1,400 people received the Covid-19 jab at Athens’ first big vaccination center in the northern suburb of Maroussi and another 600 at the new facility in Thessaloniki in northern Greece, both of which opened for business on Monday. He said that 5,500 people will be vaccinated a day at the two facilities once they are in full swing.

The government official also said that 235,000 appointments have been made so far by citizens in the 60-64 age group slated to get the AstraZeneca vaccine and 150,000 in the 75-79 category.