27.Jul .2021 12:00

Gov’t Holds Consultations Mainly With Retailers On Vaccination Incentives – BAG

Gov’t Holds Consultations Mainly With Retailers On Vaccination Incentives – BAG
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“We are considering various incentives, including the lottery to intensify the vaccination process," the head of the National Center for Disease Control said last weekend. Members of the Coordination Council declare that the government will use immunization incentives, although decisions to stimulate vaccination of citizens have not yet become known to the public.

The Minister of Health also announced at the end of last week that consultations with the private sector are underway and if we believe the Minister, they should be made public this week.

However, the hospitality sector as well as large shopping malls declare, that the government has not started such a discussion with them and they do not know anything about immunization promotion measures.

According to the executive director of the Georgian Business Association, the government mainly consults with retailers and the association, as an institution, is not directly involved in negotiations with the government.

"They mostly talk to retailers. The point is that some services will be available only for vaccinated citizens. In this case, we are not talking about discrimination, we are talking about how to reduce the risk, where mobility is high and which can lead to further lockdown. The responsibility of the citizens is important,” said Levan Vepkhvadze.