In order to promote the vaccination of seniors and other people, the Ministry of Health will discuss additional support for family doctors at the government meeting on August 10. A bonus is planned if there are at least 50% or 70% of vaccinated patients in the GP's practice.
Similarly, a bonus of up to €1,500 per month is planned to be available for each practice of family doctors providing vaccination against Covid-19. This money could be used to hire an additional employee or equip the rooms, the minister said.
The intention will require a total of at least €1.4 million from the public budget.
Pavļuts also said that vaccination against Covid-19 should have been carried out by all family doctors long ago.
“When we get to a potential booster phase, I hope very much – we will no longer need any big centers in gyms and not have to vaccinate people in supermarkets but manage with family doctors,” the minister said.