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Greece Covid-19 Vaccination Website Opens

Photo source: Ministry of Health

Individuals can now book an appointment for Covid-19 vaccination following the launch of the country’s online registration platform.

Users can log into https://emvolio.gov.gr/ and using their social security number (AMKA) check whether their age group is currently being vaccinated or arrange an appointment. People can also register at pharmacies or at KEP citizens’ service centers.

Government authorities announced this week that the national vaccination plan had entered phase 2 covering the general public. The first phase inoculated high priority groups, including frontline health care staff as well as elderly and residents at nursing homes.

Next up for vaccination are individuals over 85, to be vaccinated from January 16 onward.

According to Digital Governance Minister Kyriakos Pierrakakis, the National Vaccination Committee has already begun to notify senior residents over 85 via text message (SMS) from the 13034 number.

Photo source: Ministry of Health

According to the minister those wishing to get vaccinated can either:

– log in to http://emvolio.gov.gr via web or mobile app using their TAXIS codes or AMKA number and book

– verify the recommended appointment via text message (SMS) to 13034

– via paperless prescription method for those subscribed.

This secures both appointments as the vaccine will be administered in two doses.

Citizens who have no online access or TAXIS codes can:

– book an appointment at pharmacies or citizens’ service centers. This can also be done by a representative with documentation if someone is unable to

– once they book they will receive a code number for the appointment and a QR Code.

Citizens will be notified three days ahead of their appointments via email and SMS indicating exact hour and date and including a link for information regarding preparation ahead of inoculation as well as guidelines.

Appointments can be changed once up to 72 hours before the planned appointment.

It is noted that those to be vaccinated will be required to present the code number sent to them or their QR Code and proof of identification (ID card or passport) at the vaccination center. Citizens will then be required to answer a questionnaire.

The Covid-19 vaccine is free.

Vaccination of the rest of the population will start after January 20.

“The vaccination train has set off, it’s rolling down the track steadily and speeding up,” the head of Greece’s National Vaccination Committee, Maria Theodoridou said in a briefing.

Some 49,661 people, or 0.46 percent of Greece’s population, have been vaccinated so far with the government aiming to inoculate some 220,000 by the end of the month. The target is to achieve 70 percent of the population by June.

Health ministry official Marios Themistocleous said additional vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson were expected in the coming months.

In the last 24-hour period, Greece reported 444 new Covid-19 cases and 39 deaths.

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