Mitsotakis about the coronavirus vaccine: “Painless, without the slightest side effect”
“Greece is ready to significantly increase the number of vaccines, but we are still dependent on the number of vaccines we will receive from companies through the negotiations we have done with the European Union.” the prime minister told the ND deputies
At the meeting, via teleconference, of the Parliamentary Group of New Democracy, Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis and referred to his personal experience from the vaccination, as earlier today received the second dose of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine.
“More than 80,000 of our fellow citizens have already been vaccinated. The second cycle of those who were vaccinated in the first phase begins, I myself was vaccinated this morning. I can tell you that I finished painlessly and without the slightest side effect “ said the prime minister, speaking to his party MPs.
“But I want to repeat it” he continued, “Greece is ready to significantly increase the number of vaccines. However, we are still dependent on the number of vaccines that we will receive from the companies through the negotiations we have done with the European Union. And, obviously, the more vaccines we can get, the faster we will go through the process. vaccination».
“We had a discussion today in a group of countries. We have been talking to heads of state and government for several months to exchange experiences. Together with my other European colleagues, we agreed that at next Thursday’s European Council we must raise the issue of licensing the AstraZeneca vaccine as soon as possible, which – from the moment it is licensed – will give us significant quantities of vaccines that we can include in our National Vaccination Plan “ he continued.
He also noted, “We will have the opportunity to discuss the proposal I have tabled to the European Commission, but also to my colleagues, for a digital vaccination certificate, which will be able to prove in a single trans-European way who has been vaccinated. So that we can not separate citizens into two categories – those who have been vaccinated and those who have not been vaccinated – but simply make it easier for those who will have one to travel. certificate. It is something that we are obviously particularly interested in in view of the tourist season, which will start in April.
And of course the work before us this year is identified with the new national challenge, the timely preparation of the recovery of the economy and society. In 2021, the first 5.5 billion of the 32 billion that will be allocated to us from the European Recovery Fund. This will happen for four cutting-edge policies: The Green Transition, Digital Transformation, Employment and Social Cohesion, and Investment and Big Projects.
On our shoulders, on your shoulders, falls the fascinating task of their legislative framework but also of their adaptation by Region. “Because many of these projects have a strong local, strong regional dimension.”
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