Some countries/regions are increasing the intensity of their Covid-19 vaccination to the public: shooting or facing potential punishment.
With the rise of the global vaccination campaign and the alleviation of some supply shortages, governments are looking for ways to ensure that detention does not harm the efforts to vaccinate enough people to achieve herd immunity.
Penalties range from fines and restricted access to public places to threats of losing priority access to vaccines.
According to the country’s per capita GDP, Indonesia has already imposed a fine for refusing to be vaccinated. The fine is about US$356, or an average of one month’s salary.
Israel is home to the fastest Covid-19 vaccine launch site in the world. When it announced its plan to reopen society on Sunday, it drew a strong line between those who have been vaccinated and those who have not. Those holding green passports (verifiable vaccination) can enter stadiums, hotels, and even eventually travel without isolation. The Israeli Minister of Health said that the seizure would be “out of date.”