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42 Greek hospitals to enter Covid-19 vaccination programme as of Sunday

Following the vaccination of the health workers, who were the first to get the Covid-19 vaccine starting on December 27 in nine major public hospitals in the country, their colleagues in the entire health system, both in National Health System (NHS) and private health sector will take their turn, as well as the guests of the approximately 350 Elderly Care Units, private and NGOs, and their employees, protothema.gr reports.

As of today, 42 NHS hospitals across the country will be included in the vaccination operation (19 hospitals in Attica, 12 in Macedonia and Thrace, 3 hospitals in Central Greece and Thessaly, 6 in Epirus and the Peloponnese, and 2 in Crete) and 5 military hospitals. At the same time, the Mobile Units of the Hellenic National Organization of Public Health (EODY) will start the vaccination at the Elderly Health Care Units MFI, to the 20,000 elderly people who are hosted in nursing homes.

According to the estimates of the Ministry of Health, within the next 16 days, it is expected that about 100,000 people, in the healthcare sector and elderly, will have been vaccinated.

As of yesterday, 3,779 vaccinations had been carried out in nine hospitals of the country, as announced by the Secretary-General of Primary Health Care (PHC), and head of the Business Planning of vaccination coverage of the population, Marios Themistos.

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