ECHR refuses to temporarily halt mandatory vaccination for healthcare staff in Greece

The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday declined a petition to order a temporary halt of mandatory vaccination against Covid-19 for healthcare personnel in Greece.

A court announcement said that two petitions against Greece had been received from 30 healthcare professionals in private and public healthcare facilities, who protested against mandatory vaccination as a condition for continuing their profession.

The court refused on the grounds that temporary measures under article 39 are imposed only in exceptional circumstances, when those requesting them faced a real danger of irreparable harm.

The petitions before the court are still pending.