Young Greeks given cash to get vaccinated

Greece will give young adults €150 to get vaccinated, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Monday. Starting July 15, Greek citizens under 26 would be eligible for the credit in a digital wallet after receiving the first dose of their Covid-19 vaccine. The effort is a part of Athens' two-tier access policy over the summer.

“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.

Government officials say additional freedoms will be granted to vaccination certificate holders, but haven’t finalised 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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