Greek high court overturns vaccine requirement for health workers (Updated: November 25, 2022 20:30 CET)

In a decision that may signify the end of a 15-month saga for unvaccinated Greek health workers who have been suspended without pay since Sept. 1, 2021 due to their choice not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Greece’s Council of State — the country’s highest administrative court—ruled Thursday, November 24. that the continued vaccine mandate for healthcare workers in Greece was unconstitutional. The decision paves the way for those workers who were suspended to return to their jobs, although it remains to be seen whether the Greek government will abide by the decision or find some means of challenging or bypassing it.