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Greek law fines those without vaccination over 60 each month

Greece enforced a mandatory vaccination requirement for persons aged 60 and more on Monday, citing the country's low immunization rate, which is below the European Union standard, and a surge in illnesses, which has put a strain on Greek hospitals.

Older persons who do not get vaccinated will face fines, which will begin with a fee of 50 euros ($57) in January and increase to a monthly punishment of 100 euros ($114) after that.

Two-thirds of Greece's 10.7 million people are completely vaccinated, compared to a little over 70% in the EU. However, COVID- Following the emergence of the highly infectious omicron variety, 19 fatalities and daily hospitalizations have climbed, however, demand on ICU capacities has alleviated marginally.

Health Minister Thanos Plevris said the fines would be collected through the tax office with the money going to help fund state hospitals.

18 Jan 2022


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