Officials will focus on encouraging people over the age of 60, especially those in nursing homes, to get the latest booster vaccinations to prepare for the new wave of COVID-19 that could emerge this winter. increase.
These were among the decisions made by the Coronavirus Scientific Advisory Board and Health Minister Michaelis Hadjipantera.
“There has been an increase in cases and hospitalizations recently,” Hajipantera said Wednesday after a meeting to examine the country’s epidemiological outlook.
It was also decided to start a vaccination program in mountain communitywas successful last year.
Second booster vaccination coverage was lower than expected, with only 20.8% of those aged 60 and over receiving the fourth dose.
The government is concerned that there will be a new wave of cold weather and a surge in hospitalizations for the elderly.
The minister said a newsletter will be sent to GPs about the administration of antiviral drugs that “appear not to have been administered in time.”
He also said that general practitioners will be notified so they can advise patients over the age of 60 and vulnerable patients that they should receive a fourth dose of the vaccine to prevent hospitalization.
Hadjipantela said his ministry was monitoring the situation daily and was “not complacent.”
He called on everyone to adhere to personal hygiene measures and get a fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
Scientist George Nicolopoulos said there was no need to panic, but caution was warranted.
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