Some clarifications that may be useful to those who are anxious about the national vaccination plan and the vaccination possibilities of the Greek state:
 
1) until yesterday 8.1.2021, 13 days from the start of vaccinations, and according to our world in data, Greece had vaccinated 0.33% (34,787 vaccines) of its population when the world average of vaccines is at 0.23 %. There are only 7 countries in the world that have exceeded 1%, of which only Denmark (1.76%) belongs to the EU.
 
2) under the agreement concluded by the EU with the licensed vaccine producers (pfizer and Moderna) – and the relevant key defining the national distributions in each Member State – are scheduled to be delivered in January a total of 424,624 dld dl 212,312 vaccines. This number is available according to the instructions of the National Vaccination Committee to the health staff of public-private hospitals and to private doctors, to guests and employees in care facilities for the elderly and chronically ill and to the elderly over 85 years.
 
3) The possibility of vaccination will not remain at ~ 8,000 / day throughout 2021, as various bona fide (or not) assumed or feared. We started with a few hundred vaccines a day in the first week, we went up to 5,000+ on 4/1, yesterday we exceeded 8,000 and from 20/1 when the vaccination centers will reach 189 to 367 vaccination lines, we will reach 17,500 vaccines per day (~ 48 vaccines / daily / vaccination line) for the remainder of January with the aim of using most of the available vaccines in the first month.
 
4) Vaccination lines are developed gradually and not all together because they are necessarily related
a) The available number of vaccines we have received (what would it mean to develop all vaccination lines of the final vaccination plan when we do not have the corresponding vaccines?)
B) the need to train vaccination personnel using digital tools and registration procedures applied for the first time; and
(c) the careful testing of an extremely complex supply chain of vaccine vials under very strict storage, refrigeration and transport specifications from 5 hubs. all over Greece.
 
5) The significant uncertainty that still exists about the production capacity of the pharmaceutical industry to produce and supply each country with the necessary quantities based on the contractual obligations that have been undertaken, forces us to move with conservative steps at the moment. For example, at this stage it would be at least risky, if not irresponsible, an alternative “monosyllabic” strategy from the two-installment strategy implemented by our country. This is because the single-dose strategy would deplete – in the name of speed – very quickly the few stocks available, but it is not certain that we will receive in time the necessary quantities for the second dose, thus risking wasting the first dose for those who were vaccinated. 
 
6) Finally, one of the issues we are called upon to manage at this stage is the relationship between limited supply and increased demand. Even more mass vaccinations will be possible in our country when more vaccines are licensed so that we have larger quantities of vials. And of course then, yes, we can get up to 2 million vaccinations a month. The presentation of the final plan for the development of vaccination centers should not be confused, however, with the current vaccination possibilities based on the available vaccines.
 
For more information you can read the plan of the Project “Freedom in English full PDF here
 
 

Coronavirus: How many vaccines have been given in Greece and where
According to the specific service, until Saturday, January 9, 2021, 40,163 people have been vaccinated in Greece , while today, Saturday, 5,300 vaccinations were given.

Central Sector of Athens 11,828 (+923 on 09/01/2021)
Thessaloniki 5.254 (+527 on 09/01/2021)
North Sector of Athens 3,210 (+55 on 09/01/2021)
Western Sector of Athens 1,793 (+346 on 09/01/2021)
Achaia 1,651 (+100 on 09/01/2021)
Ioannina 1,607 (+134 on 09/01/2021)
Larissa 1.481 (+40 on 09/01/2021)
Piraeus 1,266 (+300 on 09/01/2021)
Heraklion 922 (+229 on 09/01/2021)
Chania 855 (+85 on 09/01/2021)
East Attica 703
Karditsa 544
Trikala 540 (+50 on 09/01/2021)
Kozani 498 (+50 on 09/01/2021)
Pella 490 (+24 on 09/01/2021)
West Attica 421
Etoloakarnania 406 (+80 on 09/01/2021)
Artas 400 (+76 on 09/01/2021)
Imathias 387 (+99 on 09/01/2021)
Laconia 384 (+122 on 09/01/2021)
Messinias 367 (+144 on 09/01/2021)
Ilia 364 (+93 on 09/01/2021)
Evia 351 (+129 on 09/01/2021)
Arkadias 320 (+102 on 09/01/2021)
Pieria 317 (+15 on 09/01/2021)
Fthiotidas 285 (+100 on 09/01/2021)
Corinth 280 (+55 on 09/01/2021)
Lassithi 271 (+92 on 09/01/2021)
Xanthi 230 (+110 on 09/01/2021)
Preveza 211 (+63 on 09/01/2021)
Argolidas 200 (+90 on 09/01/2021)
Drama 200 (+100 on 09/01/2021)
Evrou 196 (+104 on 09/01/2021)
Boeotia 195 (+70 on 09/01/2021)
Magnisias 190 (+95 on 09/01/2021)
Kavala 189 (+99 on 09/01/2021)
Serres 189 (+95 on 09/01/2021)
Thesprotia 180 (+55 on 09/01/2021)
Kilkis 155 (+50 on 09/01/2021)
Florina 139 (+60 on 09/01/2021)
Halkidiki 115 (+65 on 09/01/2021)
Kastorias 114 (+54 on 09/01/2021)
Rethymno 100 (+50 on 09/01/2021)
Rodopis 100 (+50 on 09/01/2021)
Grevenon 90 (+45 on 09/01/2021)
Fokidas 90 (+40 on 09/01/2021)
Evritanias 85 (+35 on 09/01/2021)