Deputy Prime Minister Dan Barna said on Friday in Sibiu that he considers personal responsibility for health to be most important incentive for vaccination against COVID-19, and that the government is discussing operational ways moving forward to increase the impact of the mass vaccination campaign.
He was asked by journalists at a news briefing whether or not the government is discussing financial stimulation for Romanians to get vaccinated. "It's a discussion of what models might be operational moving forward to increase the impact of the vaccination campaign. I think personal health responsibility is the most important incentive. Beyond that, once again, using the levers we've talked about so far, we are looking into alternatives to see what good practices the other countries have," said Barna, co-president of the Save Romania Union - Freedom, Unity and Solidarity Party (USR PLUS) in the ruling coalition.
He reiterated his call to citizens to get vaccinated so that they can return to a normal life as soon as possible, also highlighting the fact that Health Minister Ioana Mihaila, is currently vaccinating people in her hometown in Bihor County, agerpres.ro confirms.
"Our colleague Ioana Mihaila is currently vaccinating in her hometown in Bihor county; she is administering vaccinations herself," said Barna, who participated on Friday in the opening of a driving test room in Sibiu, on 9 Str. Andrei Saguna.