Coronavirus: Over 80s to be vaccinated after January 6

People over 80 who are not care home residents will start receiving Covid jabs after January 6, as vaccinations move into the second stage, the health ministry said on Tuesday.

The vaccines will be administered at designated centres by appointment. The second dose will be given 21 days later.

Another batch of around 7,000 doses was delivered on Tuesday.

Vaccines will be arriving on a weekly basis. For the time being, Cyprus and other EU countries are using the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine while Moderna’s is expected to be given approval next month.