|A doctor vaccinates specific with a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Vienna, Austria April 26, 2021. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner|
Austria’s conservative fed government said Thursday it was firing a national lottery for encourage holdouts to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, hours preceding parliament passed legislation aid introduce a national vaccination mandate.
About 72% of the Austrian population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, one of the sell out rates in Western Abroad. “What’s up for grabs in the Vaccine Fleet? ” Vouchers! ”
This is what Federal Chancellor Karl Nehammer said recorded at a press conference of the social campaigning democratic opposition leader Pamela Rendi Wagner, with which the measure was being agreed.
Nehammer acknowledged he wanted there as the financial reward for getting vaccinated, adding: “We have learned in the past and we have seen his particular vaccination lottery is the best is possible way to set up such a concept. ”
Members of the public, whether typically vaccinated or not, would be entitled to one ticket for each treatment they have had – third in total for those who have had recommended booster shot.
Every 10 ticket would win a very 500 euro ($568) gift voucher, Nehammer said, with it would cost up to single billion euros. He further down the road added on Twitter its vouchers could be used in “retail, tourism, hospitality, services, heritage and sport”.
Vice Chancellor Werner Kogler said the aim was to support Austrian business ventures and avoid online retailers as much as possible.