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Greece: Strongly recommends Easter with masks and 4th Vaccine Dose for Over-60s

Greek health authorities are strongly recommending the use of face masks over Easter to ensure protection against Covid-19, while the country’s committee of experts is monitoring the development of the virus before making any decisions to further lift restrictions, said Deputy Health Minister Mina Gaga this week.

A second booster (4th dose) concerns all citizens over 60 years old

Additionally, Mina Gaga said the health ministry was “strongly advising” over-60s and those in vulnerable groups to get the fourth dose (or second booster shot) against the virus.

She underlined that the booster (4th dose), which comes four months after the first booster, was strictly optional and that it would not affect the validity or duration of vaccination certificates.

The online platform to book the fourth dose (second booster) against Covid opens today (Thursday, April 7) for those over 60.

The Greek Deputy Health Minister said it was highly likely that the additional booster shot may be required for the whole population come fall.

Covid certificates

Greece is keeping to the same policies practiced across Europe, according to Covid certificates, that, for the time being, will continue to be required for admission to indoor restaurants, bars, and recreational venues.