Estonia looking at Lithuanian model as vaccination motivation discussed in government

Estonia could follow in the footsteps of Lithuania, which will pay 100 euros to newly-vaccinated seniors, but would seek treating people equally and think about support measures to those, who have been vaccinates as well, Estonian public broadcaster ERR reports.
By Wednesday, October 13, of the total adult population in Estonia, 67.7% have received at least one dose of the vaccine, according to the Estonian Health Board.
As the vaccination rate is insufficient for not having epidemiological restrictions in Estonia, Estonian Health Minister Tanel Kiik has said that ways to motivate people to vaccinate are under consideration in the government. «It takes more resources to convince every next person to get vaccinated,» Kiik evaluated. «It is also certainly appropriate to consider additional motivators for people we expect to get vaccinated. No steps should be ruled out currently.»
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The Estonian Health Minister told that the approach of support measures is the correct one and added that additional motivators for elderly vaccination rates are most necessary.
«I consider equal treatment of people important. If we are talking about the elderly, then the right for supplemental aid must be for both those that have already gotten vaccinated – booster doses, for example – and for those who are going in for their first dose,» the minister noted, as quoted by the ERR.