Serbia will vaccinate its citizens for 25 euros

Serbia’s President Alexander Vucic received a dose of the Chinese cyanopharm vaccine on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in the village of Rudana Glaiva, Serbia. (AP)

Every citizen already pitted against Serbia Kovid-19 will have to pay 25 euros and those who will be vaccinated by the end of May, President Alexander Vucic announced on Wednesday, a government initiative that appears to be the first of its kind. The world is there.

One of the European countries at the forefront of vaccination of its population, to date 1.3 million people have received two doses, for 7 million inhabitants, Serbia wants to resume its vaccination campaign, while the public interest is in vain is.

“All those who have already received one or two doses and all those who will be vaccinated with at least one dose by May 31, guest Alexander Vucic on local television said,” 3,000 dinars (25 euros ) Will meet.

He said that he expected around 3 million people to be given at least one dose of the vaccine by the end of May.

The Balkan country has purchased millions of doses of vaccines, both from Western laboratories and their Chinese and Russian competitors. In late March, Serbian authorities even invited citizens of countries visiting Serbia to vaccinate for several days.

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Officials want this new initiative to “reward those who have shown responsibility,” Vucic said.

He also announced that public sector employees who have not been vaccinated will no longer be compensated if they are contracted with the virus during sick leave.

“I still haven’t seen in the medical literature that anyone has been vaccinated against Kovid-19,” Serbian epidemiologist Zoran Radovanovic told AFP. “So we can be first not only in Europe, but also in the world,” he said.

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In other countries, companies have offered benefits to their employees for agreeing to vaccinate against Kovid-19.

However, Dr. Radovanovic believes that the incentive to vaccinate by offering money can be a double-edged sword.

“This will push some people who live in extreme poverty to get vaccinated, but will create resistance in others,” he warned. “The argument goes like this: If the state pays me to do something and tells me it is for my good, then something is wrong”, continues this expert.

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