Polish municipalities incentivised to vaccinate people in race to 75%

In addition, the 49 municipalities to reach the highest vaccination rate in their respective regions will each receive million zlotys (about €222,225). [Shutterstock/Fotokon]

Poland’s government is offering cash prizes to municipalities which become the first to vaccinate 75% of their populations against COVID-19 in a bid to boost the country’s slow vaccination campaign.

The 500 first municipalities to meet the goal get 100,000 zlotys (about €22,225). The municipality with Poland’s highest vaccination rate will receive an additional 2 million zlotys (about €444,500). 

In addition, the 49 municipalities to reach the highest vaccination rate in their respective regions will each receive 1 million zlotys (about €222,225).

Depending on its size, each municipality can obtain between 10,000 and 40,000 zlotys (between €2,200 to €8,900) for promotional activities targeted at seniors. 

More than 6 million Poles have been fully vaccinated, according to the government’s plenipotentiary for the COVID-19 vaccination programme, Michał Dworczyk. However, the number of fully vaccinated and people registered to get the jab is still too low, he added. (Anna Wolska | EURACTIV.pl)

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