Alternate Health Minister Gaga: Monoclonal antibody drugs arriving by Nov. 11

A discussion on measures “if needed and necessary” will take place after the health experts’ committee convenes on Wednesday, said Alternate Health Minister Mina Gaga in an interview with the national broadcaster ERT on Monday. She was commenting on the worsening of the epidemiological situtation in northern Greece and the possible assumption of measures.

On the monoclonal antibody drugs, she said that efforts are underway in order for the first 2,000-dose order to arrive in Greece by November 11. The infectious diseases committee is examining the criteria for administering monoclonal antibody therapy, she added, noting that all countries give immunosuppressed individuals priority access to these treatments.

On vaccination levels and the low vaccination rate during the recent period, Gaga commenting on the decision to send an SMS outlining the benefits of the vaccination against COVID-19 to unvaccinated citizens. “It is important to talk to everyone, using all means, including the social media,” she stressed.