There are some measures that are taken in various countries regarding covid vaccines that are making some people outraged. The latest reports coming from Greece are such an example.
Check out the latest news about the issue below.
Greece takes drastic covid measures
BBC just reported that Greece would be making covid vaccinations mandatory for people aged 60 and over.
Fines of €100 will be imposed at monthly intervals from mid-January on those who refuse, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said.
BBC also noted that the money would go towards the Greek health system. Just in case you don’t know, their system is struggling with a surge in hospital admissions.
It’s also worth noting the fact that about 63% of Greece’s 11-million population is fully vaccinated. On the other hand, it’s important to highlight that the latest data show more than 520,000 people over 60 are yet to get the jab.
“Greeks over the age of 60… must book their appointment for a first jab by January 16.”
This is what the premier said in a statement to the cabinet.
“Their vaccination is henceforth compulsory.”
BBC also made sure to note that the measure is still to be put to a parliamentary vote, he said, but lawmakers are widely expected to approve it.
It’s been revealed that a lot of countries have made vaccines mandatory for health workers and other high-risk workers, but Greece will become the first in the EU to target a specific age group.
Another thing worth mentioning is that Austria has announced that compulsory Covid vaccinations will start in February.
CDC drops new booster recommendations
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday strengthened its recommendations on who should get boosters.
The LA Times just noted that the CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said that all vaccinated adults should get a booster.