Controversy erupts over whether and when there will be changes in the validity of the certificate of vaccination.
The possibility of changing the validity of a vaccination certificate and whether it should have an expiration date is being discussed in public debate following an article by Nikos Phyllis that raised the issue.
A SYRIZA deputy, in an article published in Εφημερίδα των Συντακτών, put forward a proposal for a vaccination certificate, which he describes as “not very popular”, writing the following:
“Within a reasonable period of time (for example, a month after the expiration of 6 months from the date of full primary vaccination), certificates of free access to work, cultural events, public catering, transport, obviously, should cease to be valid. Citizens who have lost most of their immune systems will be irresponsible, it is dangerous for them to continue circulating in society, being called fully vaccinated. We must talk about this too. “
The question of vaccination evidence was asked on Wednesday evening by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in an interview with MEGA, and he replied: “What Mr. Phyllis is proposing, we have to evaluate. I listened very carefully to his opinion.”
The release of the vaccination certificate was also mentioned on Thursday morning by Deputy Minister of Digital Government Georgios Georgantas, who in an interview with OREN noted that “it has no expiration date.”
“The main thing is to realize the need for the third dose. The Ministry of Health will decide to whom the SMS will be sent, ”concluded Mr. Georgantas.
Government spokesman Yiannis Ikonomou also spoke on ANT1, talking about the third dose of vaccine after the end of 6 months from the second (final) dose, stating that his personal position is that the vaccination certificate should be linked to the amount of antibodies, noting, that they “fade over time.”
“In any case, this is a problem that worries the government, but those who make proposals, as always, are” experienced experts and scientists in this matter, “- Mr. Oikonomou quipped.