Coalition agrees on 300-euro bonuses as vax motivation

Last attempt for positive motivation, says Matovič. Health Ministry will look into vaccine mandate possibility.

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Finance Minister Igor Matovič announced that he is withdrawing his plan to give vouchers worth €500 to vaccinated pensioners, after he failed to garner support within the coalition.

Instead, he proposed a compromise solution: €300 in cash to all people older than 60 who receive the third vaccine dose. The proposal is pending MPs approval, but Matovič claims the entire coalition is onboard.

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“It is the last attempt at positive motivation for vaccination,” Matovič told the press. To accommodate the possible boosted interest in vaccination among the 60+, Matovič admitted that the appointments of younger people for booster shots may be postponed.

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