More than 30% of the population in Cyprus has received the 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccines,

More than 30% of the population in Cyprus has been vaccinated against COVID-19, the Ministry of Health has announced.

On Thursday morning the Vaccination Portal for those aged 35-36 was scheduled to open although technical problems arose and efforts were ongoing to resolve them the relevant authorities said. On Friday, the portal will open for 33–34-year-olds.

According to the ministry, 31.9% of the people have been vaccinated with the first dose with the overall number of vaccinations until Wednesday reaching 307,698. A total of 31.9% (235,919 people) received the first dose while 9.9% (71,779 people) have received both doses.

The vaccination coverage in Cyprus continues at a steady pace, reaching the aim of covering more than 60% of the population with the first dose by the end of June, the Ministry underlined.

Citizens between 30-39 have vaccination priority right now. The Vaccination Portal will be open on Thursday from 0730 until 2000 for those aged 35-36, on Friday, 7 May from 0730 until 2000 for those aged 33-34.

The result of vaccinations in Cyprus is evident with the dramatic reduction of hospitalisations of elderly people, the Ministry said. A total of 84.8% of people aged 80 and over have at least received the first dose while vaccination for the 70–79-year-olds with the first dose is 80.5%. An increase is registered from the 60–69-year-olds, reaching 58.4%.

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