"Get Vaccinated To Get A Life!” Campaign Run By Activists In Hungary Targets Small Settlements

  • 12 May 2021 10:57 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
"Get Vaccinated To Get A Life!” Campaign Run By Activists In Hungary Targets Small Settlements
In order to promote registration for the coronavirus vaccination, a nationwide, comprehensive campaign was launched in mid-April with the participation of activists from the Civil Council Association, the Civil College Foundation, the Rendszerszint and the 1Hungary Initiative, co-ordinated by the National Roma Authority.

The aim of the project is to assist citizens who do not have sufficient information or technical means to apply for the vaccine in the most disadvantaged settlements of the country.

To date, 13,428 citizens in 168 settlements have registered for the coronavirus vaccine in the framework of the “Get vaccinated to get a life!” campaign.

Volunteers and activists have visited the most disadvantaged small settlements, segregated parts of towns and cul-de-sac villages in the last three weeks.

Many families did not have an internet connection; many did not have an email address at all, or even devices to apply for vaccination.

Activists with tablets visited homes in designated settlements to help those who wanted to take advantage of the opportunity – e.g., to register email addresses – to input their data on the government website to register for a vaccination.

In many settlements, people did not have a telephone number, so the activists provided their own contact information on the website, and then later notified the applicants individually of the place and date of the vaccination.

Activist feedback says the campaign has reached 5,000 people who have received the first dose of a vaccine.

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