At the start of the Christmas break, on the weekend of December 18th and 19th, 95,752 children between the ages of 5 and 11 were vaccinated with the first paediatric dose from Pfizer against Covid-19.
The second exclusive period took place over the last four days, between the 6th and 9th of January, with mornings reserved for the vaccination of children between these ages, and on the first day nearly 50 thousand children were vaccinated.
The afternoons of these days were reserved for teachers and other professionals from the school community, to be vaccinated in an 'Open House' regime, by scheduling and obtaining a digital password.
In addition to the 49,100 children vaccinated on the morning of January 6th, during the afternoon about 23 thousand people from the priority group of the school community were vaccinated, in addition to about 4,900 professionals from day care centres and ATL.
According to official data, more than 150,000 children were scheduled to be vaccinated against covid-19 over the last four days.
Schools have reopened with new rules regarding class isolation when a positive case is detected.
A new regulation from the General Directorate of Health (DGS) revised the obligation to isolate entire classes when there is a positive case, a measure that pleased the school principals.
Only children who live in the same house as someone with Covid-19 are considered high-risk contacts.