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AstraZeneca Vaccine Paused For Those Under Sixty in Greece

AstraZeneca Vaccine Paused For Those Under Sixty in Greece The AstraZeneca vaccine is to be limited to those over 60 in Greece. Credit: gencat cat /Wikimedia Commons/CC0 The AstraZeneca vaccine should not be given to those under sixty in Greece, the National Vaccination Committee announced on Monday. The president of the committee, Maria Theodoridou, spoke after […]

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EU Finalizes Vaccine Certificate, Addresses Regional Variant Concerns

EU Finalizes Vaccine Certificate, Addresses Regional Variant Concerns Credit: Greek Reporter The Presidents of the European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the European Commission made the EU Digital vaccine certificate official, marking the end of the legislative process and ensuring that inter country travel on the continent would be made as effortless as […]

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Greece has administered 6.8 mln vaccine doses, minister says

Greece has administered 6.8 mln vaccine doses, minister says Greece has administered at least 6.8 million doses of Covid vaccines so far, Digital Governance Minister Kyriakos Pierrakakis said Monday. Speaking on Skai radio, Pierrakakis said that the country will open the vaccination platform for people aged between 18 and 24. He said he expected that […]

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The latest from Greece: The vaccine rollout, lifting lockdown restrictions, protests, and tennis

The latest from Greece: The vaccine rollout, lifting lockdown restrictions, protests, and tennis Nikos Efstathiou, a journalist with Kathimerini, joins The Greek Current to discuss the latest news from Greece this week – including the countries vaccination effort, the gradual lifting of lockdown restrictions across Greece, protests over a proposed labor reform law, and the […]

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More than free beers and donuts

More than free beers and donuts People who have had the Covid-19 vaccine do not make up a homogenous group with common characteristics. The same applies to the unvaccinated population. Nuances exist there too. The sum of vaccine deniers may resemble a germ bomb waiting to go off as, according to experts, inoculation is the […]

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Pfizer Begins Vaccine Trials on 3 to 11-Year-Olds in the US

Pfizer Begins Vaccine Trials on 3 to 11-Year-Olds in the US Army Spc. Angel Laureano holds a vial of the COVID-19 vaccine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., Dec. 14, 2020. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando) The American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced it is now expanding its coronavirus vaccine clinical trials for children […]

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G-7 Nations Plan to Donate 1 Billion Vaccine Doses to the World

G-7 Nations Plan to Donate 1 Billion Vaccine Doses to the World Army Spc. Angel Laureano holds a vial of the COVID-19 vaccine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., Dec. 14, 2020. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando) The G-7 Nations plan to donate 1 billion COVID-19 vaccines to the rest of the world, […]

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USA to Donate 500 Million Doses of Pfizer Vaccine Says Biden

USA to Donate 500 Million Doses of Pfizer Vaccine Says Biden United States President Joe Biden speaking at the White House. Credit: White House The US is setting out to help vaccinate the rest of the world as the Biden Administration purchases 500 million doses of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine with the intent of giving them […]

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Moderna seeks to use vaccine for adolescents

Moderna seeks to use vaccine for adolescents Moderna Inc has filed a request with the European Medicines Agency for its Covid-19 vaccine to be granted authorization for use in adolescents. In a statement on Monday, Moderna said it had filed data for a conditional marketing approval in the 27-nation EU bloc to expand its coronavirus […]

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Greece Has Administered Over 6 Million Doses of Coronavirus Vaccine

Greece Has Administered Over 6 Million Doses of Coronavirus Vaccine Vaccination center in Kastellorizo. Credit: Greek Reporter Greece has administered over 6 million total doses of the coronavirus vaccine, Marios Themistokleous, Greek Secretary General for Primary Health Care, announced on Saturday. This brings the total number of fully vaccinated Greeks to over 2.2 million, a […]

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Biden Declares US Will Donate 80 Million Vaccine Doses

Biden Declares US Will Donate 80 Million Vaccine Doses Credit: White House President Joe Biden declared on Thursday that the US will soon release some 25 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine that the nation has in its stockpile, offering them to countries around the world that are in dire need as part of an […]

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Uproar in Turkey as Erdogan Receives Third Dose of Vaccine

Uproar in Turkey as Erdogan Receives Third Dose of Vaccine Turkish President Erdogan. Credit: Turkish Presidency Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has come under fire after he revealed on that he has received three COVID-19 vaccine doses despite his country struggling to procure enough for key workers. The Turkish president, during a live interview on […]

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Free Beer, Whiskey Shots Given Away as Part of US Vaccine Program

Free Beer, Whiskey Shots Given Away as Part of US Vaccine Program Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman (SEAC) Ramon “CZ” Colon-Lopez receives a COVID-19 vaccine at American Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., Dec. 21, 2020. Credit: DOD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Carlos M. Vazquez II/ CC BY 2.0 […]

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Greece to offer Covid vaccine doses to North Macedonia, Albania

Greece to offer Covid vaccine doses to North Macedonia, Albania Greece will supply its northern neighbours Albania and North Macedonia with 40,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines, the government spokeswoman said on Thursday. “Greece, in coordination with the European Commission, as most European countries do for their neighbours, will offer vaccines…20,000 doses to North Macedonia and […]

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Bloomberg: Greece at 16th place in EU in vaccine uptake

Bloomberg: Greece at 16th place in EU in vaccine uptake Greece ranks 16th in the European Union in the uptake of Covid-19 vaccinations, with 35% of the population having received at least one dose against an EU average of 38.8%, and 20.1% being fully vaccinated, versus an EU average of18.8%, according to Bloomberg data. Data […]

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Survey Finds Majority of Greeks Optimistic About Vaccine, Pandemic

Survey Finds Majority of Greeks Optimistic About Vaccine, Pandemic Credit: Greek Reporter The Greek think tank DiaNEOsis published a survey on Monday that found that the majority of Greeks are positive about the future of the pandemic as it plays out after the worst of it is over. Of all the people surveyed, 68.4% believe […]

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Survey Says Majority of Greeks Optimistic About Vaccine, Pandemic

Survey Says Majority of Greeks Optimistic About Vaccine, Pandemic Credit: Greek Reporter The Greek think tank DiaNEOsis published a survey on Monday that found that the majority of Greeks are positive about the future of the pandemic as it plays out after the worst of it is over. Of all the people surveyed, 68.4% believe […]

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Moderna plans mix of vaccine doses

Moderna plans mix of vaccine doses Moderna is gearing up to halve the dose of its Covid-19 vaccine, the US drugmaker said on Wednesday, so that it can also be used to combat variants and inoculate children. It has agreed a deal with Swiss-based drugmaker Lonza which said a new drug substance production line in […]

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Man arrested for stealing Covid vaccine

Man arrested for stealing Covid vaccine A 42-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the theft of two vials of Covid-19 vaccine from a vaccination centre in Peristeri, western Athens, on Tuesday. Police say the man, a suspected drug user, had visited the site in order to get vaccinated. They say the man was […]

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US Nurse Gives Vaccine to Foreign Merchant Mariners in American Port

US Nurse Gives Vaccine to Foreign Merchant Mariners in American Port Maersk Line Vessel. Doses of the vaccine are distributed anywhere needed. Credit: kees torn – MAERSK MC KINNEY MÖLLER & MARSEILLE MAERSK/CC BY-SA 2.0 A new phase in administering the coronavirus vaccine opened this past week in the United States, where nurses began to […]

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Greek Woman Dies Following AstraZeneca Vaccine Blood Clot

Greek Woman Dies Following AstraZeneca Vaccine Blood Clot A 44-year-old woman has died following complications caused by the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine. Credit: Public Domain A 44-year-old woman passed away on Monday due to a blood clot following being inoculated against the coronavirus using the AstraZeneca vaccine. The woman had been hospitalized on the Greek island […]

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Vaccine for young teens pondered

Vaccine for young teens pondered The jury is still out regarding the inoculation of children aged between 12 and 15 against Covid-19 with an mRNA vaccine, after Greece’s National Vaccination Committee said on Monday that it is an issue that is still under consideration. Even though the European Medicines Agency (EMA) may have given approval […]

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Woman hospitalized for clot following AZ vaccine dies

Woman hospitalized for clot following AZ vaccine dies A 44-year-old woman who suffered a blood clot after being inoculated with the AstraZeneca vaccine died on Monday in the intensive care unit of the University Hospital of Iraklio on the island of Crete. Doctors confirmed on Monday that she was brain dead and informed her relatives […]

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EU says reduction in J&J vaccine deliveries only temporary

EU says reduction in J&J vaccine deliveries only temporary The European Commission said on Monday that the reduction in deliveries of Covid-19 vaccines from Johnson & Johnson to EU member states was only temporary, and the company was still due to meet its contract for total doses by the end of this year. “Member states […]

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European regulators OK Pfizer vaccine for children 12-15

European regulators OK Pfizer vaccine for children 12-15 The European Medicines Agency on Friday recommended that the use of the coronavirus vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech be expanded to children ages 12 to 15, a decision that offers younger and less at-risk populations across the continent access to a Covid-19 shot for the first […]

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Editorial Ta Nea: Choices

Editorial Ta Nea: Choices The government in opening up appointments for the AstraZeneca vaccine for all citizens aged 30 or above made a choice. It aligned itself with the scientists who say that “the best vaccine is the quickest vaccine”. It reviewed the data from foreign countries that indicated that thromboses are rare and it […]

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Thrombosis syndrome after AstraZeneca vaccine still rare, national meds agency says

Thrombosis syndrome after AstraZeneca vaccine still rare, national meds agency says Greece has recorded 5 incidents of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS) related to AstraZeneca’s vaccine (Vaxzevria) in over 900,000 vaccinations so far, the National Organization for Medicines (EOF) said on Wednesday. Specifically, in 905,915 vaccinations of either the first or second doses, the 5 […]

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Moderna Says Vaccine Safe for Teens, Will Submit to FDA

Moderna Says Vaccine Safe for Teens, Will Submit to FDA Angeline Mitchell, registered nurse and American Red Cross volunteer, prepares shots of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for the inoculations of critical medical staff and first responder volunteers onboard Naval Air Station Sigonella, on Jan. 9, 2021. The Moderna vaccine has passed its trials for teenagers […]

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Kikilias: The beneficial effects of the vaccine far exceed any side effects

Kikilias: The beneficial effects of the vaccine far exceed any side effects The beneficial effects of the vaccine are immensely greater than any undesirable side effects, Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias said on Tuesday in an interview with ‘action 24’ television channel. “The undesirable effects of the vaccine are infinitesimally small as compared to its beneficial […]

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Vaccinations in Greece top 5 million

Vaccinations in Greece top 5 million The vaccine platform for the 35-39 age group will open in full on Wednesday, just five days after it opened for 40-44 year-olds, so that by the beginning of June all vaccines for all ages will be available, a Health Ministry official said on Monday. At the same time, […]

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