The Covid-19 vaccine will be free for all residents of the Czech Republic, while the costs of vaccination will be covered by compulsory health insurance funds. It was reported by radio.cz. with reference to the country's Minister of Health Jan Blatny.
According to him, initially, free vaccination was provided only for some segments of the population.
"It is assumed that everyone will be vaccinated free of charge or at the expense of medical insurance. Vaccination will not be mandatory," Blatny said.
The minister also called on the country's residents to take an active part in vaccination. This will be the focus of the government's educational campaign.
According to Jan Blatna, this will largely depend on people's motivation.
"Covid-19 will not be the first disease to disappear due to vaccination, remember smallpox. But it will disappear only if we get enough vaccinations," he said.
The desired condition is vaccination coverage of 70% of the population.
As we reported earlier, United Airlines Holdings Inc. began operating charter flights on Friday, November 27 to position doses of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for quick distribution.