A total of 44,429 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 until February 13, in vaccination centres operating in all districts of Cyprus, the Ministry of Health said in a press release, on Sunday.
In total, 29,592 people have had the first dose of the vaccine administered to them, while 14,837 have completed their vaccination, having received both doses, the Ministry says.
It is further noted that the vaccination electronic gate for vaccination appointments is open for people aged 76 and over.
At the same time, the procedure of vaccinating other health professionals who work in the public and the private sectors is ongoing, the press release says.
The inoculation of pharmacists begins on Monday, while other health professionals will be administered the vaccine throughout February.
The vaccination of specific groups of patients, such as people suffering from thalassaemia, people needing blood dialysis and others will also start next week, following a recommendation by an ad hoc committee set up to prioritise vulnerable groups of people. Vaccination of vulnerable groups of people is expected to gear up from the beginning of March, the press release says.
From, Monday, February 15, in addition to vaccination centres operating throughout Cyprus, a new centre will start operating at "Spyros Kyprianou" sports centre, in Limassol, with three vaccination crews to begin with, the press release concludes.