Greece to receive 3 mln doses of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, says health minister


Greece will start receiving 3 million doses of the potential Covid-19 vaccine being developed by the University of Oxford in collaboration with AstraZeneca if it passes phase four of the clinical trial, Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias said Tuesday.

Kikilias said the clinical trials have reached phase three while phase four is expected to be completed in November.

“At the end of December, January, February, March, May and June, if all goes well, Greece will receive its allocation from the agreed vaccine in seven deliveries,” he told broadcaster Skai.

“We will start with 700,000 doses in December, which will be a single or double dose, and around 3 million doses in total,” he added.

The shot, called AZD1222 (formerly known as ChAdOx1 nCoV-19), is a recombinant viral vector vaccine developed by Oxford University.

It was licensed to AstraZeneca in April.