As the country is facing a new epidemic, 500,000 Greeks aged 60 and older refuse to get vaccinated.
Kyriakos, the Greek Prime Minister, said Tuesday, November 30th that all people over 60 would have to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. However, he was asked to place further restrictions to prevent the spread Covid-19.
“Greeks above 60 years of age must make an appointment by January 16 for their first vaccine.”In a statement to cabinet, the prime minister stated. “Their immunization is now mandatory”He said so.
While the measure has not been put to a parliamentary vote, the head government believes it should be.
Over 500,000 Greeks 60 years and older refuse vaccinations, often arriving at hospitals. “Hindering treatment of other severe diseases”Kyriakos Mizotakis declared “The Good Life”
He stated that anyone who refuses to be vaccinated would have to pay a $100 monthly penalty.
“This is not punishment, but protection”, said Mitsotakis. Vaccines and testing, as well as social distancing “Are you the solution, not a limitation?”He said so.
As the holiday season nears, health experts have resisted calls for additional protection and restrictions on mobility.
More than 18,000 people died in Greece due to the pandemic. The death rate in Greece rose sharply in November. More than 650 people remain in intensive care in the country.