BELGRADE, Serbia — The Serbian government will offer money to people who have vaccinated as it seeks ways to boost the process.
Serbia has led the way in vaccination in the Balkan region, but interest has recently slumped. The government on Wednesday said it will pay 3,000 dinars (25 euros; $30) of state aid to everyone who received at least one vaccine dose by the end of May.
Previously, authorities have organized vaccination without an appointment and announced vaccination points in some shopping malls in Belgrade.
So far, around 2 million people have received at least one dose of Sinopharm, Pfizer , Sputnik V or AstraZeneca vaccines in the country of some 7 million people.
The government says “vaccination is the only way back to the life we remember before 2020 and the coronavirus pandemic.”