14 Oct. 2021 16:50
Moscow residents over 65 years of age who have received the second vaccination or booster vaccination by the end of the year will be rewarded with a payment of 120 euros or a gift set. With this, the city government wants to counter low vaccination rates.
Moscow citizens over 65 years of age will be rewarded for the second COVID-19 vaccination or a booster vaccination by December 31, either with a payment of 10,000 rubles (120 euros) or a gift set of health goods.
The campaign to motivate the elderly to vaccinate through incentive gifts began on June 23. Seniors can now request a payout instead of a gift set after the second vaccination or a booster vaccination. The set includes a pack of masks, vitamins, a pill box, a blood pressure monitor, a heart rate monitor and skin care products.
Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin recently expressed concern that the vaccination rate is the lowest among older people in the Russian capital, despite all efforts by the city government to inform risk groups and persuade them to vaccinate.
On Tuesday, Russia set a new negative record for COVID-19 cases: 984 people have died of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. The number of new corona cases has also increased dramatically in the past few days. More than 28,700 new infections were reported on Tuesday.
more on the subject – Moscow region introduces mandatory vaccination for 80 percent of workers in the service sector