A plan has already been drawn up for the coronavirus vaccination process, while, in cooperation with the Scientific Advisory Committee on Coronavirus, the population groups that will be called to be vaccinated first have been determined on the basis of an algorithm, the Ministry of Health said in a statement. .
Noting that the news announced in recent days by the pharmaceutical companies that are in the process of clinical trials for the development of a coronavirus vaccine is encouraging, since the results that are positive are positive, he reminds that an initiative has been developed at European level through the Commissioner for Health Stella Kyriakidou and agreements have already been signed by the European Commission with the companies AstraZeneca, Pfizer / BioNTech, Johnson & Johnson and Sanofi Pasteur & GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals.
Cyprus, it is added, participates as a Member State in all four agreements signed through the European Commission and has already submitted its respective quantities in each case, ie 600.000 from AstraZeneca, 200.000 from Johnson & Johnson and 200.000 from Pfizer / BioNTech ( Sanofi Pasteur & GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals has not yet asked states to place orders).
It is stated that due to the different technology used by each company for the development of the vaccine, the decision to submit participation in all agreements with the maximum number entitled to it was taken so that Cyprus has at its disposal the safe and effective vaccine that will licensed for marketing at the same time as the other Member States.
At the same time, a plan for the vaccination process has already been prepared, while, with the cooperation of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the coronavirus, the population groups that will be called to be vaccinated first have been determined on the basis of an algorithm, the Ministry emphasizes.
He also states that vaccinations will take place at vaccination centers and procedures, such as appointments, will be determined when there is an indication of when the vaccine will be available.
Vaccine storage, refrigerators and other infrastructure will depend on the vaccine being licensed.