Young Greeks Adults Promised Cash To Get Vaccinated

ATHENS, Greece — Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Monday that Greece will offer young greeks adults a 150 euro ($180) credit to be vaccinated as part of a two-tier access program that will begin this summer.

After getting the first dosage of their COVID-19 vaccine, Greek residents under the age of 26 will be entitled to a credit in a digital wallet, according to Mitsotakis.

“We are hoping that young people would seize this chance. In a televised statement, Mitsotakis stated, “The state appreciates you for behaving properly and doing something that I am confident you would have done otherwise.”

Greece, which is heavily reliant on tourism, is searching for methods to completely restore its economy following the recent introduction of the vaccine to all adult age groups.

The tourist and entertainment industries would be the focus of the digital wallet program, according to Kyriakos Pierrakakis, a minister for digital policy.

“You will not be able to use this card anywhere. Pierrakakis stated, “It will be targeted for certain tasks.” “It may be used to purchase a plane, ferry, and train tickets, as well as vehicle rentals, campsites, (holiday) lodging, travel services, cinema, theatre, and music and dance performances, museums, and archaeological sites.”

Officials from the government say vaccination certificate holders will be given more freedoms, but they haven’t finalized the policy specifics. They also claim they’re looking at legal possibilities to make vaccination mandatory for other occupations, including nursing care personnel.

In Greece, a country with a population of 10.7 million people, up to 100,000 individuals are receiving vaccine injections every day. However, since cases of the extremely infectious delta form continue to grow across Europe, public health experts are concerned about a lack of vaccination among specific age groups.

According to official projections, around 35 percent of the overall population, or 42 percent of the adult population, would have finished their immunization by the end of June, with those percentages expected to climb to 48 percent and 57 percent by the end of July.

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