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PM: Over 60s to get at least first vaccine dose by early May

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All people aged over 60 over the age of 60 and all those with serious underlying health problems will have received at least a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine by early May, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Thursday during a visit to an inoculation center in the northern Athens district of Agia Paraskevi.

“If things go well, we will conduct 1.5 million vaccinations in April alone, which is a little less than what we have done in the three months – from January to March – and we are sure that by the beginning of May, we will have vaccinated all our fellow citizens over 60 [years of age] and all our fellow citizens with severe underlying diseases, with at least one dose,” he said.

Health authorities have so far completed about 1.7 million vaccinations, said the prime minister, who hailed the professionalism of healthcare employees working tirelessly to vaccinate people.

“It is important,” he stressed, that Greece receives a large batch of vaccines next month.