PM Mitsotakis stresses need for universal vaccination on Greek islands

PM Mitsotakis at the online meeting held on Tuesday to discuss an operation for the vaccination of all permanent island residents by the end of June. ANA – MPA/PM PRESS OFFICE/DIMITRIS PAPAMITSOS




Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis stressed the need for the universal vaccination of the permanent residents of the islands during an online meeting held on Tuesday to discuss an operation for the vaccination of all permanent island residents by the end of June.

“The goal is the universal and complete vaccination of the permanent residents of the islands by the end of June at the latest. That is, for our islanders to welcome this summer safe and completely protected from the coronavirus. It is clear that this programme seeks to support local island communities and their economy. However, it also aspires to send a positive signal for the overall image of our tourism,”  Mitsotakis said at the beginning of the meeting.

The campaign concerns the universal vaccination of all adult residents over 18 on 19 islands, with the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Meanwhile, vaccinations on another 32 islands are already completed and for another 36 islands are due to be completed by the end of May.

The prime minister stressed that the first large delivery of Johnson & Johnson vaccines at the end of the month will be directed to the islands, in order to build the first wall of immunity.
Mitsotakis also noted that “as we gradually open up economic and social activity, great care is demanded from everyone.”

Source: ANA – MPA

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