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Get the shot or your pocket will take a bullet, ballies

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Get the shot or your pocket will take a bullet, ballies

Elderly Greeks could be fined R1,800 a month if they do not get vaccinated, with the money going to hospitals

Paul Tugwell

From Monday, Greece intends to fine all people aged 60 and over who aren’t vaccinated against Covid-19 as a way to boost lagging inoculation levels and reduce pressure on health care.  

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has told seniors the simplest way to avoid the levy is to get vaccinated. 

“To the few of our fellow citizens over 60 who are still unvaccinated, I encourage them today: take the step,” he said on Saturday. “It’s not a matter of fine; yes the fine will be imposed, but that’s the least. Protect your life, the lives of those you love and understand that the vaccine is safe.” ..

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