The United Kingdom has come up with a “vouchers for vaccines” scheme to promote COVID-19 vaccinations in the country. Several businesses, eateries, shopping malls, etc; are offering coupons and vouchers to those people who get the COVID-19 jab. The country is witnessing a surge in cases due to the Delta variant and henceforth, the authorities want people to get inoculated as soon as they can.
The United Kingdom Introduces “Vouchers for Vaccines” Scheme
In order to promote COVID-19 vaccinations in the country; the United Kingdom has come up with a “vouchers for vaccines” scheme. Several restaurants, shopping malls, and local businesses are offering rebates to those who receive their COVID-19 jab. Even Uber has decided to give discounts to those customers who get vaccinated. However, the sole purpose of the scheme is; to promote COVID-19 vaccinations among the citizens. Delivery services, eateries, etc. have decided to back the government up in this scheme.
Why have the Authorities Come Up with this Scheme?
The United Kingdom Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) announced; the “vouchers for vaccines” scheme on Sunday. Moreover, the authorities stated that this scheme is solely to woo citizens under 30 and encourage them to get vaccinated. The country is battling with new infections every day. Most of the cases come from the emerging Delta variant. Henceforth, the authorities are offering schemes to young people to promote the COVID-19 vaccinations. Besides the UK, several countries have come up with different schemes to promote the COVID-19 vaccination drive.
How Can an Individual Avail Benefits of the Scheme?
However, the exact details about how the scheme works aren’t finalized yet. But this is what we know. People need to take a picture while getting themselves inoculated. And then they need to show that picture; wherever the “vouchers for vaccines” offer is redeemable. When the seller has got the proof, he will give the customer a discount as a promised gift to those who get vaccinated. Although the exact details are still not clear, this is what we knew about the scheme.
Which Companies are Offering the “Vouchers for Vaccines” Scheme?
Several companies have collaborated; with the government in the “vouchers for vaccines” scheme. Uber, Bolt, Deliveroo, Pizza Pilgrims, etc. are some of them. However, these companies have assured the government that they will not record or ask any of the health data for incentives from the customers. The scheme is mainly brought for the country’s young population. According to the country’s data, only 60 percent of the people in the 18-30 age group; have received the vaccines so far. On the other hand, 90 percent of the country’s adult population; has received at least one dose. However, the country needs to ramp up its vaccination drive; as the cases in the country are increasing every day.