Greece to announce compulsory vaccination decision next week

A decision on whether vaccination against Covid-19 will become mandatory for certain occupational groups will be announced next week, government spokeswoman Aristotelia Peloni told reporters in a press briefing on Thursday.

Peloni said the decision would be based on recommendations from the National Bioethics Committee.

Reportedly media , compulsory vaccination of some occupational groups is expected not in September, as originally planned, but already in August.

First on the list of mandatory vaccinations are healthcare professionals, nursing home staff and teachers.

The government tells the press that there will be no layoffs as those who oppose mandatory vaccinations are more likely to change their stance on a position where they will not contact patients. How this will fit in with their professional activities is unclear.

The necessary legislation requires compulsory vaccinations, but the Greek Constitution prohibits compulsory vaccinations.

A way out of this situation will be either a change in the Unified Law, or a decision of the Supreme Court to suspend the operation of certain points.

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