Greece Makes All COVID-19 Vaccines Available for Age Group 40-44 as of Friday

ATHENS — The online appointment platform for the vaccination of citizens aged 40-44 reopened on Friday, May 21, giving citizens the opportunity to be vaccinated with all vaccines. People in this group can now be vaccinated with the AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine. So far, the specific age group could only be vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Citizens can enter the platform emvolio.gov.gr with their insurance AMKA number and make the appointment.

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Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Alternate Foreign Affairs Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis welcomed the European Union's decision late on Thursday to adopt a Covid-19 vaccination certificate, in a post on social media. 

Commenting on the agreement of the European Parliament and the European Council to adopt the European Commission’s proposal for the certificate that will simplify travel among EU member states, Mitsotakis said, "Today's provisional agreement on the EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate is an extremely positive development. Greece has been a strong advocate for it from the outset, as it will facilitate the freedom of movement within the EU and contribute to the efforts for economic recovery."

Varvitsiotis, also writing on Twitter, said, "We have a deal! The agreement on the Green Digital Certificate paves the way for safe travel within the EU this summer."


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