The first death of a fully vaccinated COVID-19 patient has already occurred, the first among (approximately) 13,000 deaths in Greece.
The man, a 70-year-old dentist, had followed all precautions and his wife and children had also been vaccinated, and he had no underlying symptoms .
Getting vaccinated is the best option
More than 13,200 people have died from the virus in Greece, with an average age of 78 years. New COVID-19 cases rose last week, reaching more than 4,000 on Wednesday from around 2,800 the previous week.
Some spikes of infection have been observed on the Greek islands . Mykonos entered a curfew in July after a series of cases. Similar restrictions were imposed on Zakynthos and two cities on Crete in recent days.
The Government of the Hellenic country announced that only vaccinated people will be allowed to be inside restaurants and enter cultural institutions. More than 4,000 people have protested in rejection of the vaccine against COVID-19 and the new regulations announced by the Government of Greece to encourage inoculation against the disease.
It is not the first case of this kind of death in the world , but it is still rare, and the cost-benefit ratio totally tips the balance towards vaccination .