Greece is considering to expand the mandatory vaccination against Covid-19 to people aged 50-59, Deputy Interior Minister Stelios Petsas said on Friday confirming recent media reports. Relevant announcements are expected in the coming days, he added.
Speaking to Skai TV, he said that the new mandatory vaccination will not affect professional criteria but age criteria.
“The decision to impose age criteria in the mandatory nature of the vaccine has paid off, and the age limits could be further lowered, if it is necessary,” Petsas said speaking to Skai TV.
He emphasized that that the fine of 100 euros per month for the unvaccinated over 60 years old will be implemented as scheduled after January 16.
According to media, those unvaccinated over 60 will have 10 days top submit medical records that they cannot be vaccinated due to health reasons such as serious allergic reaction with hospitalization in the past, for example.
Petsas estimated that also on Friday the daily infection cases will be over 50,000 again.