Czech Republic has administered over one million COVID-19 vaccine doses so far

According to Health Minister Jan Blatný, the number of vaccines administered hit more than one million by Friday afternoon.

ČTK

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Published on 13.03.2021 09:34 (updated on 14.03.2021)

More than one million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the Czech Republic so far, Health Minister Jan Blatný told journalists on Friday afternoon.

More than 700,000 people have received at least one dose. The Czech Republic's total population is about 10.7 million people.

The overall number of vaccine doses administered reached about 1.013 million by 1:00 p.m., when Blatný's press briefing started.

The vaccination priority groups are currently healthcare workers and senior citizens. Blatný said that more than 55 percent of seniors over the age of 80 have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Additionally, more then 60 percent of doctors have been inoculated. Among those working in acute inpatient care, roughly 72 percent have received the vaccine.

Along with vaccination centers, a growing number of general practitioners have joined the vaccination efforts since the beginning of March. Over 63 percent of the Czech Republic's GPs are now registering their patients for vaccination, Blatný said.

As of Thursday evening, GPs had administered 57,000 vaccine doses to their patients.

More than 70 percent of those registered for vaccination with their GPs are senior citizens in their 70s, with another 20 percent over 80 years old, Blatný said.

GPs can also vaccinate their younger patients suffering from multiple illnesses and those facing a high risk of a serious COVID-19 illness due to their health condition.

The Health Ministry plans to open the online vaccination registration system to other age groups in April.

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