Message for mass participation in the vaccination process, especially now that vaccines are available for all age groups the government is sending, now shaking open two issues: compulsory vaccination for special groups of the population e.g.. health and the privileges of the vaccinated. Alongside, at 19 Free self-tests from pharmacies end in June, and government staff is already in consultation with market players and players to decide on new self-diagnostic test sites, as supermarkets are already gaining ground. After all, after this date the drugstores should receive from the pharmacies the stocks that have been left unallocated, as the free distribution of self tests ends.
In the next period, double legislative intervention is expected for both of these key issues, after the recommendation of the bioethics committee - within the next week- which, based on public health, will decide on the compulsory vaccination of specific sections of the population, while for the part of the facilities for the vaccinated government agents they estimate that the market will to some extent be self-regulated, imposing new rules for vaccinated and non-vaccinated.
What privileges are discussed
Maximou is in feverish meetings in collaboration with the experts for the preparation of the package of privileges for the vaccinated. According to reports, in restaurants, cinemas, cafes etc indoors admission will be free for those who have been vaccinated and will be allowed to those who have not been vaccinated only by showing negative tests. Alongside, vaccinated will have free access to cultural events, such as concerts, theaters and cinemas, as well as on the pitches from the new season. However, formally the government will take a stand on vaccination facilities once all vaccines are available for the ages 18 to 24 years.
Vaccines will "slow down" and self tests
Alongside, in addition to allowing the free entry of vaccinated in various areas, The possibility of lifting the obligation for the weekly self-diagnostic test is also under discussion. This privilege will apply from 15 June and related announcements are expected to be made next week. in addition to, the possibility of facilitating travel is open, inside and outside Greece, such as not vaccinating vaccinated people rapidly.
Supermarkets in the battle of self tests
According to reports,"Locked" the availability of self tests from supermarkets, as the government responds in this way to the "brake" that pharmacists are now putting, who as they claim from the first moment supported the national effort to deal with the pandemic. It is typical, that supermarket chains have been in an open line of communication with the Ministry of Development for weeks, in order to compile a list of stores, where they can be disposed of.
In everything,as far as personal data is concerned - today for the provision of a free self test the AMKA of the employee must be completed by the pharmacy employee-, the Minister of Development, Adonis Georgiadis argued that there is no question since the citizen himself will choose whether he wants to give his AMKA or not.
Second thoughts from pharmacists
The immediate launch of the government for the distribution of self test and from another distribution channel provoked the strong reaction of the pharmacists. If the government wants and is happy with the services of pharmacies in the free availability of self tests to make us a proposal, will have to discuss a new contract with us, stressed the president of the Panhellenic Pharmaceutical Association, Apostolos Valtas, while the Pharmaceutical Association of Thessaloniki, reacting more strongly, announced yesterday the immediate suspension of the free self test. In fact, in an announcement of FSTH accuses the government of surprise claiming that: "" With such repetitive bad practices, statements and surprise to the detriment of the pharmacist industry, anything but cooperation can exist, if this is what is required for the protection of Public Health ".
Masks finally for vaccinated;
Meanwhile, the issue of not using a mask outdoors by fully vaccinated remains a mystery.. And no decisions can be expected at this time, as it is difficult to control how many of the masked citizens have been vaccinated, however, it is not ruled out that this will be on the list of benefits that will be given to those vaccinated from the fall.