“In the adult population we are approaching 71% who have been vaccinated, but in men over 60 there are still many hundreds of thousands of unvaccinated and this worries us a lot,” said Health Minister Thanos Plevris, ringing the bell once again about vaccinations in northern Greece. The
“In the part of the general population, which also includes children, who are not vaccinated until the age of 11 and at the ages of 12-17 there is an increase in appointments, in total we are at 60%” noted Mr. Plevris and admitted that “we are back in a relationship with other western European countries, but we are above the countries of the first Eastern bloc that have joined the EU “, again calling on everyone to be vaccinated.
Speaking to ANT1, after referring to specific age groups and saying that in some “we would like to have a larger number, we did not have 10 points more”, he said about northern Greece that there is increased concern, as in many areas the number of vaccinated is lower than the national average “.
“It makes sense for someone to be afraid and worried about being vaccinated, I understand that to some extent and there has to be a persuasive effort, this should give more room for conversions, because people hear their doctors better,” he said. Mr. Plevris, however, emphasizing that “there is a core in Greece with reports on conspiracy theories, which are larger than other countries.”
No extension to mandatory vaccination is considered
“We are not considering extending the mandatory vaccination,” said the Minister. Health, saying that the measure worked, as “from 80% we have reached close to 95% in the vaccination of the health”.
Regarding the vaccination of irregular migrants in Greece, the Minister of Health announced through ANT1 that they will be granted a “temporary AMKA for the process of vaccination and the refusal of measures against the moment of their arrival at a vaccination center, not generally removal their deportation measures, if they choose to be vaccinated “.
Regarding the children’s parties and the growing concern about the spread of the coronavirus, Mr. Plevris said that “as the protocol has achieved in schools, because our children have problems at home parties, we suggest and recommend to parents to run the same measures. We must not have a sensitivity to follow the same measures as schools and all children’s activities outside of them. It is something that we will discuss with the Committee of Experts, in order to make a recommendation “.
Regarding coronavirus negatives and messages to the detriment of health ok. Plevris clarified that “the Minister. Health will fully support those health professionals who have done their job by treating or intubating patients with coronavirus. It is a shame when the doctor goes to save a life, to have a relative or a lawyer above him, to tell him what to do. It is an offer for a man who keeps the oath he has given to Hippocrates “
Finally, for the dentists and the presence of patients, the Minister. Health stated that “it is possible, through the JMC issued, for their Federation to prioritize the cases in which the patient should have had a quick test”.