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06 March, 2021
 
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Almost four thousand get jab as vaccine rollout presses on

Since December 27, 3,901 frontline health workers and nursing home workers and residents got their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine

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Just under 4,000 people have so far received a coronavirus jab since Cyprus rolled out its vaccination program on December 27.

The Health Ministry announced that by Thursday, a total of 3,901 people had been vaccinated.

These include the entirety of frontline health workers as well as 70% of workers and residents of nursing homes, who were the first in line for the jab, according to the Ministry’s plan. The remaining nursing home residents and workers are expected to be vaccinated by Sunday.

The vaccinations were carried out by 12 mobile units.

Since the vaccination portal, the online platform through which the public can set their appointment and through which the rollout of the plan can be monitored, was launched on Tuesday, over than 3,000 appointments were booked for citizens over 80, the next in line for the jab.

The Ministry announced that appointments will open for the Vaccination Centers in Famagusta and Kyperounda on Thursday, while next Monday, and on a weekly basis, more time slots will open up on the portal.
 
Cyprus is expected to receive 6,800 shots every week, covering 3,400 people. Vaccinations for the second phase of the island’s vaccination plan will be done at vaccine centers islandwide and by appointment only. For residents of remote areas, mobile units are expected to operate.

Following the inoculation of those aged 80 and over, the plan foresees the vaccination of people over 75.

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