Expert points to measles to stress need for vaccines

Vaccine skepticism is expected to have an adverse impact on the country’s overall inoculation program and public health, warned Sotiris Tsiodras, the head of the Hellenic Society for Infectious Diseases. 

Health workers file suit against judges

One hundred and seventy six health workers are seeking 8.8 million euros in damages from the 19 members of the Plenary of the Council of State, the country’s highest administrative court, under then-president Dimitris Skaltsounis, who rejected their plea for exemption from obligatory vaccination by a majority vote.

Platform for new Covid vaccine opens Monday

The platform for appointments to get the updated Covid-19 vaccine is set to open on Monday, when Deputy Health Minister Eirini Agapidaki and National Immunization Committee President Maria Theodoridou will also speak about which population groups are advised to get the shot and what it covers. The vaccine has been updated to target the XBB […]

What to know about the new Covid booster shots

Government rescue workers began to reach some devastated mountain villages in Morocco on Monday, but many more settlements were waiting desperately for help, three days after the country was hit by the strongest earthquake in the area in more than a century.

Updated vaccines for Omicron coming in fall

Updated vaccines targeting the Omicron subvariant of the coronavirus are expected in the United States in late September and in Greece by mid-fall, Theodora Psaltopoulou, a professor of epidemiology at the University of Athens, told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (AMNA).

HPV vaccine coverage very low among Greek boys

Only a very small percentage of boys in Greece have received the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Despite the fact that this vaccine is one of the two for cancer prevention, less than one in 10 boys aged 9 and older have had it.

WHO revises Covid-19 vaccine recommendations for Omicron-era

The World Health Organization has tailored its Covid-19 vaccination recommendations for a new phase of the pandemic, suggesting that healthy children and adolescents may not necessarily need a shot but older, high-risk groups should get a booster between 6 to 12 months after their last vaccine.

Vaccine fatigue impacting flu shots

Despite the intensity of influenza this winter, the number of people getting flu vaccinations in Greece remains at disproportionately low levels, health authorities have noted.

Unvaccinated health staff set to return on January 1

Unvaccinated health staff will return to work under strict protocols as of January 1, Health Minister Thanos Plevris said on Wednesday, telling Parliament that no legislation is required for this to occur.