Greece will begin rolling out vaccines for children aged 5-11 years old from Wednesday, 8th of December, health officials confirmed Monday. Parents will be able to book appointments on www.emvolio.gov.gr as of Friday and the jabs will be done in specialized facilities.
Vaccination rates have been picking up in Greece in the past few weeks, a result of the new mandate for compulsory vaccinations for citizens aged 60 years and older. The Health Ministry announced on Monday that more than 70,000 appointments had been booked since last Tuesday in the 60+ age group.
This is good news given that the virus claimed 116 lives in 24 hours on Monday and there were 714 Covid patients on ventilators.
These very high numbers were offset somewhat by new confirmed cases, which came to 4,943 on Monday, from 6,677 last Monday and 7,287 a week before that.