Over 30,000 refugee children vaccinated in Greek program

Children covered against 10 diseases

22 February, 11:59

    (ANSAmed) - ATHENS, 22 FEB - Greece's ambitious immunization program for children living in refugee-hosting areas has reached 30,000 immigrants, who are now protected against 10 diseases, according to a report released by the country's Health Ministry.

    The vaccinations took place in the period from March 2016 to January this year, and the Greek government plan to continue the program as part of its regular state supply of primary child health care to all citizens.

    The estimated vaccination coverage (after the first dose of vaccine) for children of all ages are as follows: 83% for Measles-Red-Mumps, 82% for Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis-Polio, 76% for Secretary of the Public Health Ministry Giannis Baskozos, who is coordinating the program, said: "The report certifies the success of the vaccination campaign and demonstrates the Greek state's commitment to offering migrant and refugee children the same access to state support and processes, including schooling." (ANSAmed).

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