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Epidemiology and Health 2021;e2021081.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4178/epih.e2021081    [Accepted] Published online Oct 6, 2021.
Enhancing COVID-19 vaccination coverage using financial incentives: arguments to help health providers counterbalance erroneous claims
Jelena Dotlic2  , Vida Jeremic Stojkovic3  , Paul Cummins4  , Marija Milic5  , Tatjana Gazibara1 
1University of Belgrade, Faculty of Medicine, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
2University of Belgrade, Faculty of Medicine, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
3University of Belgrade, Faculty of Medicine, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
4Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, United States
5Universty of Pristina temporarily settled in Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica, Yugoslavia
Correspondence  Tatjana Gazibara ,Tel: +381113607062, Fax: +381113607062, Email: tatjanagazibara@yahoo.com
Received: Aug 23, 2021  Accepted after revision: Oct 6, 2021
Financial reimbursements after having received the COVID-19 vaccine have been criticized in the literature. This strategy has been described as payment to receive the vaccines, undue inducement and unethical. We are aware that health care workers who work in primary health care, prevention and public health may encounter similar reasons from people who refuse vaccination against COVID-19. Because of this, we are compelled to clarify these claims and provide arguments for all health care workers who might be challenged by such reasoning. In this critical review, discuss why claims against financial incentives in literature are erroneous.
Keywords: COVID-19; Vaccination; Payment; Incentives


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