Greek Government plans to discard 100-euro fine for unvaccinated elderly

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Greece’s Health Ministry is considering abolishing a fine for unvaccinated people over the age of 60, most likely in April, Alternate Health Minister Mina Gaga said Wednesday.

Older people failing to get vaccinated currently face a monthly penalty of 100 euros.

The measure was introduced last January to raise inoculation levels among the most vulnerable age group and ease pressure on the country’s healthcare system.

Speaking to television channel Skai, Gaga said that the unvaccinated elderly will not have to pay the fine “in the summer.” Asked when the specific measure will be scrapped, she said, “we will see, perhaps from next month.”

Later that day in Parliament the day was announced they will be suspended on April 15, Health Minister Thanos Plevris said on Wednesday in parliament, during a debate in Parliament over a Finance Ministry draft bill.