Seniors to be fined for violating vaccine mandate

Seniors to be fined for violating vaccine mandate

 

The Greek prime minister has made a final appeal to the country’s senior citizens; to get inoculated ahead of monthly punishments; for violating the country’s vaccination mandate kick in next week.

 

“Our fellow citizens who are over 60 and still unvaccinated; I encourage them today: take this step,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said; during a visit to a health center in Megara, near Athens, on Saturday.

 

“Protect your life and the lives of those you love; and understand that the vaccine is safe and saves lives.”

 

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Citizens aged over 60 will be fined €50 ($57) from Monday and €100 ($114) each month from February; unless they get vaccinated.

 

All proceeds will go to the country’s health system, Greek media said.

 

Those with Covid recovery certificates; and proven medical exemptions will not be subject to the fines.

 

People vaccinated abroad will be able to register their vaccination; through a government website.

 

The AMNA news agency cited government sources as saying that; 90% of citizens aged over 60 have already been vaccinated; or have booked an inoculation appointment.

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