The Czech Republic intends to provide free vaccines against the COVID-19 coronavirus to all residents of the country.
This was announced by the Minister of Health of the Czech Republic Jan Blatny, Czech Radio reports.
It was decided to cover the costs of vaccination, in particular, by means of compulsory health insurance.
“It is assumed that everyone will be vaccinated free of charge or through health insurance funds,” Blatny said.
At the same time, according to the minister, vaccination will not be compulsory, but he urges residents of the country to take an active part in it. The government’s vaccination campaign will begin shortly.
Mass vaccination is expected to begin in the first months of 2021.
Initially, the Czech Republic planned to provide a free vaccine only for certain segments of the population.
We will remind you, earlier in the Czech Republic they announced that they intend to test all or most of the population for coronavirus.