Coronavirus vaccination to begin in church squares in Greece

Coronavirus vaccination to begin in church squares in Greece

The Greek Ministry of Health is launching a pilot program to deploy mobile units across the country that will vaccinate people in squares in front of churches.

This is reported by Ekathimerini.

The program will begin in Athens and Thessaloniki on August 29 and will gradually expand to other cities, said Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

With this decision, Greek authorities hope to revive the campaign after a slump in the summer.

Asked about the refusal of some health workers to be vaccinated, the head of the Ministry of Health said that only a small minority of union members responded to mandatory vaccinations in the sector.

Over the past few weeks, has seen an increase in the number of confirmed  cases and deaths, as well as hospitalizations.

As a reminder, the Greek government will introduce new testing requirements and restrictions for people who are not vaccinated against starting in mid-September.

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