The assessment that something went wrong in the development of the coronavirus vaccination program was made by the president of the Association of Doctors of Athens and Piraeus, Matina Pagoni. Speaking on the Open Channel, Ms Pagoni said there will be changes to new measures for the vaccinated and unvaccinated, especially for children.
Speaking about the closure of some of the major vaccination centers, Matina Pagoni said: “Something went wrong. By the end of August, we failed to reach 80%. We need to get people to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. We are lagging behind in this part. We need to ask parents to get their children vaccinated. The goal is to vaccinate 80% of the population for safety reasons. “
Ms Pagoni went on to say that large vaccination centers are empty, so closing them is natural so that the health workers who have been there can return to their places where they are really needed. Matina Pagoni suggested that doctors attend schools to vaccinate young children if they get written permission from their parents.
As for the new measures, the president of the Athens and Piraeus Physicians’ Association said other changes would be introduced: “I think there will be some amendments, as has been done more than once. Everyone has the right to make mistakes, but the committee must make decisions faster. “
Ms Pagoni condemned the cases of false certificates of illness and vaccinations being issued, stressing that anyone who committed such a crime should be severely punished.