Moscow will pay retirees 10,000 rubles ($140) to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced Wednesday in the latest push to stimulate Russia’s stubbornly slow immunization campaign.
Moscow residents aged 65 and over will be eligible for a cash handout if they complete the two-dose vaccination schedule with one of Russia’s homemade jabs before the end of the year.
Pensioners in the capital were previously offered gift sets, which will remain available, for completing the vaccination course.
“Elderly Muscovites who get re-vaccinated during the specified period will also be eligible” for the cash handout, Sobyanin added.
The latest push to encourage uptake of the vaccine among elderly residents comes as Moscow’s coronavirus response center published a series of alarming figures showing how severely the disease affects elderly patients.
One in nine people over the age of 60 who contract Covid-19 die, authorities said. That share rises to one in three among those who don’t seek early medical assistance.
Only a third of the capital’s pensioners have been vaccinated, it added — lower than Moscow’s overall vaccination rates.
With one of the world’s highest vaccine hesitancy levels, Russia’s vaccination rates have remained stubbornly low at around 30% of the population, despite its homemade Sputnik V vaccine having been widely available for free since last winter.
Amid a fourth wave which has seen infection numbers approach record highs in recent days, a growing list of Russian regions has reintroduced restrictions and mandatory vaccinations for certain workers.
(c) The Moscow Times
Another mafia scam in the making. 200 pensioners turn up, 200,000 get paid out.
The funny thing is, even Moskali pensioners are not completely stupid when it comes to their health. If the jab really worked or if they believed fuhrer Putinka they would take it. This is a direct result of Putinka’s reputation for lying. You heard about the boy who cried wolf? 😉
Does anybody know where Clown was hanging out recently? 😂😂😂
He was looking for Knute to try to set him straight ;))
The suspect, a 37-year-old Danish citizen named Espen Andersen Brathen, had converted to Islam and there were fears he had been radicalised.
I guess he had been radicalised, normal people don’t play Robin Hood with real bows.
Anything concerning Islam needs to be destroyed. It is a sad statement, but the only solution that works. Islam is like Nazism, it turns good people into monsters.
Did the Clown go on vaca up there? ;))