Ionian Islands lead country in vaccination rates

The Ionian Islands – including Cephalonia, Corfu and Zakynthos – lead the country in coronavirus vaccination rates, Secretary General for Primary Care Marios Themistocleous said on Monday.

During a cabinet meeting chaired by the Greek prime minister, Themistocleous said that at the Ionian Island Region 55% of residents have received at least one dose and 47% have completed vaccination for Covid-19. The region is also ahead in appointments set for vaccinations, at 57% of residents.

The follow-up region is the South Aegean, with 52% (one dose) and 44% (completed), then Western Macedonia with 45% and 39%, respectively.

Central Greece – which includes Athens – has the lowest vaccination rates in Greece, with 39% of the population having had one dose and 31% having completed vaccination.

Peloponnese rates are 41% and 32%, respectively, western Greece 40% and 32%, Eastern Macedonia & Thrace 39% and 32%, and North Aegean 39% and 32%.

In terms of appointments set, and following the Ionian Islands rate of 57%, Attica has 56% and the South Aegean 53%.