Greece: Senior citizens will be vaccinated or pay fine

Greece has decided to make Covid-19 vaccination a mandatory requirement for people 60 years old and older. The unvaccinated elderly will face a fine, British news portal The Independent reports.
«We are focusing our efforts on protection of our fellow citizens and for this reason their vaccination will be mandatory from now on,» Greece’s prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in a cabinet sitting on Tuesday, November 30.
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As 62% of the EU country’s population are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 – according to the EU European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control – Greece has seen record numbers of new infections in November. Epidemiological restrictions against unvaccinated population have also been introduced this autumn.
Mandatory vaccination in Greece will come into force from January 16. Over 60-year-olds, who will not be vaccinated, will face a 100 euro fine, The Independent reports.