Brothel offers free entry, private sessions to people taking Covid shot on-site in Austria

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Vienna Published: Nov 13, 2021, 04:49 PM(IST)

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In a unique initiative, a brothel in Austria has been offering several incentives, such as granting free entry and private sessions, to people who would take a shot of the COVID-19 vaccine at the facility. The project has begun this month

Different establishments around the world have been giving different incentives to encourage vaccination against COVID-19. These attempts are being made to ensure several lives can be saved in the fight against coronavirus.  

In a unique initiative, a brothel in Austria has been offering several incentives, such as granting free entry and private sessions, to people, who would take a shot of the COVID-19 vaccine at the facility.

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FunPalast, a brothel in Vienna, "offers clients a 30-minute session in the sexual 'sauna club' with the 'lady of their choice' if they get the vaccine at the on-site clinic," said a Daily Mail report.  

The initiative seems to be an attempt to not just boost revenue in the business after the COVID-19 pandemic affected its clientele totals, but also increase vaccination rates across the country.  The project has begun this month.  

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Around 67% of Austria's population is partially or fully vaccinated, said the recent data provided by Our World in Data.  

The effort started as a clever "marketing idea," but has become an "absolutely serious" operation, said FunPalast's chief executive Christoph Lielacher in an interview with NBC News.    

(With inputs from agencies) 

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