Covid vaccine: Dh660 in cash for young citizens who get the jab in Greece

Athens - The move comes amid an international push to encourage people to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.



Published: Mon 28 Jun 2021, 3:34 PM

Last updated: Mon 28 Jun 2021, 3:45 PM

Greece will give young adults 150 euros (Dh657) in credit to get vaccinated as it launches a two-tier access policy over the summer, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Monday.

Mitsotakis said that starting July 15, Greek citizens under age 26 would be eligible for the credit in a digital wallet after receiving the first dose of their Covid-19 vaccination.

“We hope that young people will take advantage of this opportunity. The state thanks you for acting responsibly and doing something that I am certain you would have done anyway,” Mitsotakis said in a televised speech.

Heavily reliant on tourism, Greece is looking for ways to fully reopen its economy after recently making the vaccination available to all adult age groups.

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Government officials say additional freedoms will be granted to vaccination certificate holders, but haven’t finalized details of that policy, adding that they are also examining legal options to make vaccination compulsory for various employment categories including nursing home staff.

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