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A country of 11 million people, Greece has so far administered more than 10.2 million first shots. About 46.8 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated. — Reuters pic
A country of 11 million people, Greece has so far administered more than 10.2 million first shots. About 46.8 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated. — Reuters pic

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ATHENS, July 27 — Greece said yesterday children aged 12-15 could be vaccinated against Covid-19 with Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna shots, extending the inoculations of adolescents that was begun this month as infections continue to rise.

The head of Greece’s vaccination committee, Maria Theodoridou, said including younger teenagers in the programme would help protect vulnerable youngsters and relatives and prepare the way for a return to school in September.

A country of 11 million people, Greece has so far administered more than 10.2 million first shots. About 46.8 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated, according to Marios Themistokleous, secretary-general in charge of vaccinations.

In an effort to entice more people to get vaccinated, the government has offered incentives including cash and free mobile data for youths to try to bring the rate up to 70 per cent by the autumn.

Greece reported 2,070 new Covid-19 infections and five deaths on Monday, bringing the total number of infections since the pandemic began to 477,975 and the death toll to 12,903. — Reuters

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