A total of 76,176 doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administrated in Cyprus until February 26, of which 53,617 concern persons who got the first jab and 22,559 persons  who completed their vaccination after receiving the second dose.
According to a press release by the Ministry of Health, the initial goal set in the National Vaccination Plan for the vaccination coverage of the elderly including those living in nursing homes, is expected to be reached soon, since so far more than 62,000 people have been vaccinated with at least the first dose. People aged 71 and over are currently given priority for vaccination
Vaccination of health professionals is also in progress, with 10,818 people having received at least the first dose of the vaccine by February 26. In relation to the vaccination of vulnerable groups, following a recommendation of the ad hoc Committee for the ranking of vulnerable groups, vaccination coverage has begun for groups of patients such as thalassaemics, dialysis patients and patients with severe chronic kidney failure. A total of 859 people belonging to the above groups had been vaccinated with the first dose, while new categories of patients, such as those with severe obesity, immunodeficiency and transplantation, are gradually added as priority groups.
At the same time, two new Vaccination Centers have been added this week in Pafos and in Larnaka. Vaccinations are now performed in 11 Vaccination Centers across Cyprus, from a total of 26 teams. The capacity of these Centers is up to 15,000 vaccinations per day. In addition, vaccinations are carried out by six mobile units island wide. Cyprus has also established a procedure for home vaccination of bed-bound patients.
The vaccinations in Cyprus proceed with the three vaccines of Pfizer / BioNTech, AstraZeneca and Moderna evaluated and licensed by the European Medicines Agency.

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