A number of cabinet ministers and other members of the government considered to hold key positions for the functioning of state mechanisms will be first in line to get the new coronavirus vaccine, under the nationwide immunisation plan “Eleftheria”. Under the plan, they are scheduled to receive the vaccine within the next 10 days.
Among those already vaccinated on Tuesday were Digital Governance Minister Kyriakos Pierrakakis, government spokesperson Stelios Petsas, Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias and the head of the Government Committee for the Coordination and Management of the Vaccinations, Marios Themistokleous.
Next in line are members of the government’s secretariat, such as Minister of State Giorgos Gerapetritis, Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister Akis Skertsos, the prime minister’s general secretary Grigoris Dimitriadis and other senior officials.
Also scheduled to be vaccinated in the next few days are the ministers and deputy ministers at the foreign ministry, the citizen protection ministry (including the Deputy Minister for Civil Protection and Crisis Management Nikos Hardalias and ministry secretary generals), the defence ministry and the migration and asylum ministry.
The list also includes ministers and senior officials at the health ministry that have not been vaccinated already, the secretary general for information systems Dimosthenis Anagnostopoulos, the leadership of the armed and security forces and of the National Intelligence Service.