Unvaccinated medical professionals back to work as long as they receive their first dose

The Greek government is giving health workers another chance to get their shots after protests erupted over the September suspensions of unvaccinated medical professionals.

“Mandatory vaccination for the workers of the NHS (National Health System) was legislated to help safeguarding public health,” Health Minister Thanos Plevris commented on Thursday. “Since we do not intend to punish (people), we will introduce an amendment.”

The Greek government thus introduced an amendment to the law that they get back to work as long as they receive their first dose of the vaccine in the next few days, and follow through on their second shot afterwards.