In Serbia, where 1.3 million of its population 7 million receive two doses of the vaccine, and then the vaccination rate does not improve, President Aleksandar Vucic said those who receive the vaccine will be paid. “Everyone who gets the vaccine by May 31st will receive 3,000 dinars (about 25 euros),” President Vucic said. Vucic added that public employees who are not vaccinated will not be able to take paid leave if they contract the virus.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said in a statement that every citizen who received the Covid vaccine before the end of May will be paid.
Vucic told Serbian TV Pink that by May 31st they will provide 3,000 dinars (about 25 euros) to those vaccinated.
Vucic said those who do not want to be vaccinated are acting “selfishly and irresponsibly.” We thought about how to reward those who acted responsibly and vaccinated and reached such a decision.”
Vucic said that 1.3 million of the population of 7 million have been fully vaccinated, adding that vaccination efforts have stalled.
President Aleksandar Vucic added that public employees who are not vaccinated will not be able to take paid leave if they contract the virus.
Serbia plans to increase the number of vaccines administered in the coming period by offering vaccines in shopping malls and rewarding volunteers with vouchers, Serbian epidemiologist Zoran Radovanovic told AFP.
“We can be the first not only in Europe but also in the world”, Zoran Radovanovic warned, warning that encouraging vaccination tools with money can be a double-edged sword.
“This will force those living in extreme poverty to get vaccinated, while others will be resistant to vaccination,” Radovanovic said.