Greece will impose a fine of 100 euros ($114) per month on unvaccinated adults over 60, the state-run Athens News Agency reported on Monday.
Fines will start at €50 for January, then double.
All residents born before December 31, 1961 are required to have at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine by Sunday, January 16, to avoid penalties, according to Greece’s vaccine regulations for adults. older than 60 years old, already in effect. in Monday.
According to state media, if an individual does not receive a second dose, the fine will cease to be imposed on the first day of the month. .
Proceeds from the fine will be used to support the country’s health system in dealing with the pandemic.
Those exempt from vaccination duty include those who have recovered from Covid-19 in the past 180 days; those who have chosen to have their vaccinations at home but have not yet made an appointment; and those who cannot be vaccinated for health reasons.