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Government Gazette of 30/10/2020: Establishment of The National Vaccination Register – Will the Covid-19 Vaccine be Mandatory for Greek Citizens?

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With the Ministerial Decision 6677/2020 – Government Gazette 4792 / Β / 30-10-2020, the Ministry of Health establishes the National Vaccination Register, with the aim of accurate recording of vaccinations, which are performed on both children and adults. The responsible body for its operation is defined as IDIKA (Electronic Government of Social Security).

Obviously, the establishment of the Register is done on the occasion of Covid-19.

It is reported that every patient to whom a vaccine is prescribed must be included in the filing system of the National Vaccination Register by their treating physician, who prescribes this vaccine.

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What is due for those who are not registered in the National Register because they do not want to be vaccinated? According to the Government Gazette, “it will be possible to collect information on persons who need to be approached by public health services in the context of dealing with a local or widespread epidemic in order to organize their vaccination or defective vaccine batch, in order to systematically monitor them.”.

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We quote an excerpt from the Government Gazette 4792 / Β / 30-10-2020 in English (You can download the prototype in Greek at the end of the post):

Ministerial Decision 6677/2020 Establishment of a National Vaccination Register, in accordance with the provisions of article 83 of law 4600/2019 (A ’43).

Article 1

1. It is recommended, in accordance with the provisions of article 83 of law 4600/2019 and elements (h) and (i) of par. 2 of article 9 and par. 3 of article 9 of the General Regulation for Protection Data (GPD), by the Ministry of Health, as the controller within the meaning of item (7) of Article 4 of the GPD, the National Vaccination Register, as a system for archiving personal data within the meaning of item (6) of Article 4 of GDPR.

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(f) Ensure the accurate recording, as part of the medical history of each person, of the vaccinations performed on each person belonging to the general population of the Country, as well as the access of such vaccination information to each person, as a subject of personal data as well as a review of such vaccination information by each health care provider providing health services to that person.

(g) Enable personalized notification of vaccinations to individuals and families, to be carried out in particular in accordance with the National Vaccination Program and the vaccination recommendations issued by the National Vaccination Committee.

(h) To enable the production of a certificate of vaccination, in cases where it is required for specific legal uses (such as enrollment in a school, for travel to a country with specific vaccination obligations, etc.).

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(i) To enable the collection of information on persons to be approached by the public health services in the context of dealing with a local or widespread epidemic in order to organize their vaccination or defective batch of vaccine, for the purpose of their systematic monitoring.

Read the prototype Government Gazette 4792/Β/30-10-2020

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