Guided by a list compiled by the National Public Health Organization (EODY), Alternate Interior Minister Stelios Petsas has embarked on a campaign, on behalf of the government, to increase vaccinations among local communities.
Alarmingly, 50 of those 82 are below 25%.
Bearing in mind that all the mathematical models show that vaccinations begin to taper off once a threshold close to 40% is reached, it means that these particular municipalities have a large margin for an immediate increase in their percentage, and in the process give a large impetus to the entire inoculation program.
The government’s plan entails door-to-door visits with the participation of local officials who are thought to have influence in their local communities.
Among the officials that will be recruited for the endeavor are mayors, clergy, teachers, doctors, businessmen, and any other person indicated by the local authorities as capable of mobilizing fellow citizens.
The model is essentially the same as that followed in national elections, where a core few mobilizes the rest.
The higher the population, the more difficult the individual mobilization, as it gets lost in the logistics.
For example, the popular tourist island of Mykonos currently appears to be 108% vaccinated based on its population as many visitors living in other areas have been vaccinated on the island.
To prevent these types of discrepancies, as of Tuesday, a thorough registration has started based on the place of residence so that the vaccination rates are accurate at the local level.