The Ministry of Health, after receiving information this afternoon from the European Commission and the company Pfizer, informs that, due to the upgrade of the production capacity that the company will carry out, the quantities of the vaccine that will be delivered in the next period to all Member States of the European Union will be temporarily reduced.
The reduction in quantity will temporarily affect the shipments in the second half of January until the beginning of February, without however affecting the total quantity that will be delivered in the 1st quarter of 2021.
As far as Cyprus is concerned, it is emphasized that the vaccinations scheduled for next week are not affected, nor the 3,466 appointments that will be available on Monday and will take place during the week of January 25-29, 2021. Also, in view of the start of its administration 2nd dose in people who have been vaccinated from 27 December 2020 onwards, it is clarified that the quantities required for the 2nd dose are stored and, therefore, the vaccinations will be carried out smoothly.
In Cyprus, 3,510 doses of the vaccine are expected to be received on January 18 instead of the 6,825 originally estimated delivery.
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