Greek military not fully vaccinated admits Defence Minister

Greek Milatary

Greek National Defence Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos reported low vaccination numbers amongst the country's military personnel during his speech in Parliament on Monday.

According to the Minister, just over 60% of permanent staff at each of the three branches of the Armed Forces are vaccinated against Covid-19.

Responding to a question by Communist Party (KKE) MPs Nikos Papanastassis and Thanassis Pafilis, Panagiotopoulos said that 72.59% of the Navy General Staff, 63.51% of the Army General Staff, and 62.23% of the Air Force General Staff are fully vaccinated, with a certificate to prove so.

"Informing staff on the necessity of vaccination and its positive effect on the pandemic's development is a basic priority of the Ministry of National Defence, which is proven, among others, by the high percentages of vaccination by National Defence staff," he said.