Greece: Fines for over 60 refusing compulsory vaccination likely to disproportionately affect the poorest

Index Number: EUR 25/5090/2021

Amnesty International is concerned about the punitive and discriminatory nature of a fine of 100 Euro per month which will be imposed on people over 60 if they do not comply with compulsory vaccination for COVID-19, following the adoption of a legal provision by the Greek Parliament last week. Such a heavy fine is likely to disproportionately affect the poorest members of society for whom paying 100 Euro a month would be completely unaffordable. Amnesty International urges the Greek authorities to rethink this response and find other ways of increasing vaccine take up.

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