We delivered today the first installments for 1080 people in the T / C community who will be vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine, said to KYPE the e / k head of the Technical Committee for health, Leonidas Fylachtou.
Mr. Fylahtou was present together with the Turkish Cypriot Technical Committee head, Jenk Soidan, at the Agios Dometios roadblock, during the delivery of the first installments of Pfizer. The white small truck went to the T / C checkpoint at the roadblock of Agios Dometios and the large white box was given by Mr. Amulet to Mr. Soidan, in the presence of the media.
When the time comes for the second vaccination of 1080 people, the vaccines will be transferred accordingly, said Mr. Fylahtou to KYPE, reminding that Pfizer vaccines must be kept permanently at -70 degrees Celsius and this makes transportation difficult.
Asked about the total final number of installments to be given to the T / C community, Mr. Fylahtoun said that the Republic of Cyprus and the Ministry of Health have included in the vaccination planning and the needs of the T / C, as formulated through the Technical Committee for health.
The Commission, he added, has done a number of processes to make the first delivery of vaccines possible today.
In his statements at the roadblock of Agios Dometios, after receiving the first installments and speaking to Turkish journalists, the Turkish Head of the Technical Committee for Health said that they received the first installments for 1080 people and the second installments will come within of next month.
Asked how many doses the T / C side has requested for vaccines from the EU through the Technical Committee, Mr. Soidan said that they have requested 400,000 doses but have not yet received a clear answer on how many doses will be given to them. From the batches that the Greek Cypriots will receive, a part will be given to the Turkish Cypriots, but the numbers have not been clarified yet. he added.
Asked who will be vaccinated with these vaccines, Mr. Soidan said that according to their vaccination program, they have started vaccinating health professionals and people over the age of 65. “These vaccines will be given within 5 days based on this schedule.”
To another question he replied that he did not know if they would be given other doses between the two doses of Pfizer vaccines.