Plevris: Vaccination, Protection and Immediate Tracking to Stop Spread of COVID in Schools

September 15, 2021

ATHENS — Vaccination for ages 12-17, observance of protection measures and immediate tracking and tracing when a case is identified are the steps that will be taken in schools to avoid the spread of Covid and which were discussed in a meeting on Wednesday between Health Minister Thanassis Plevris and the Committee of Experts, Plevris said in an interview with ANT1 TV.

"We are cooperating very closely with the Ministry of Education to reduce any spread in the country's schools to a minimum," he said and added: "We consulted with all the Paediatric Associations in the presence of the prime minister regarding the vaccination of children. We asked paediatricians to inform parents and they explained to us is that children, while less at risk from coronavirus, are also at risk and are certainly more protected by having the vaccine than by acquiring immunity through disease. Regarding the hospitalisation of children, at the health ministry we have already prepared a plan that includes additional Covid paediatric beds, if and when needed, in the hospitals of the national health system but also in the clinics as we are in consultation with the private sector."


ATHENS - An earthquake measuring 5.

Top Stories


A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


After Amazon, Google’s First Cloud Region Coming to Greece

ATHENS - Despite having a costly Internet that’s the slowest in the European Union, Greece is continuing to attract high-tech giants, with Alphabet’s Google planning to create its first cloud region in the country.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.