Greece approves 4th COVID-19 vaccine dose for immunocompromised patients

Greece’s National Vaccination Committee approved on Tuesday a fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccines for immunocompromised patients, Greek national news agency AMNA reported.

The fourth dose can be administered three months after the third one, it was announced.

The decision was made as Greece experiences a strong wave of the pandemic due to the Omicron variant in recent weeks.

The authorities confirmed 32,694 new infections within 24 hours and 80 deaths on Tuesday.

Health Minister Thanos Plevris told local Skai TV that the pandemic in Greece will peak in coming weeks, but the healthcare system is boosted to cope with the challenge.