Greece has completed 11 million vaccinations as of Monday, Secretary General for Primary Health Marios Themistocleous said at the weekly live briefing on Monday. The total number refers to both those who have completed vaccination against Covid-19 or have had the first dose of vaccine only.
He said that over 5.85 million citizens have been vaccinated with at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, corresponding to 55.6% of the general population, or 65% of the adult population.
Over 5.15 million have completed their vaccination, or 52.5% of the general population and 61.6% of the adult one.
Age groups with the highest rates of vaccination include
The lowest rates are observed in the age groups
25-39 (ranging between 50% and 53.5%)
18-24 (39.4% have had at least one dose)
In addition, 4,000 individuals have been vaccinated at home (of a total 5,274 registered).
In remote areas, over 10,000 people have been vaccinated, and there are separate campaigns for special groups, including Roma, the homeless, and migrants, Themistokleous reported.
Greece’s vaccination program suffered a serious set back in the last couple of weeks and the original target to reach over 70% heard immunity by mid- or end of August seems a dream Greek authorities have to reshape.
With only 53% of the population fully vaccinated (stand: Aug 16, 2021) the government hopes that Greeks will flock to vaccination centers as soon as the summer vacations are over and before schools reopen on September 13.
It is worth noting that those who have received the 1st dose and waiting for the second are just 326,361. the number of those “partially vaccinated” decreases constantly.