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The Netherlands is offering free pickled herring if you get your Covid jab

Anyone for some pickled herring?

4w ago

With the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine increasing, many countries around the world are coming up with incentives to increase the uptake of the jab. Some of these involve raffles, vouchers – and even cars if you live in Russia.

However in the Netherlands, you get free pickled herring as a post-jab treat. This is a delicacy over there with over 75 million consumed every year, and they're being distributed across the country to act as incentives for those looking to get vaccinated.

Agnes Leewis, director of the Dutch fish marketing board, said: “We can now hopefully trust that everyone in the Netherlands will feel like a ‘new Dutch’ in a very short time”. A herring for a jab. Who could possibly resist?”

Do you like pickled herring? What would you like to have as a post-jab treat?

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Comments (10)

  • It all sounds a bit fishy to me 🐟

      1 month ago
  • I haven’t heard of this 🤔 funny news gets too other nations first LOL 😂 actually quite sad if this is how they want people to get vaccinated

      1 month ago
  • I would probably pass on the Fish. Not a Fan of pickled Herring.

      1 month ago
  • I’m waiting on jab #2 still but I’ll pass on the fish.

      1 month ago
    • Had the first jab, and afterwards bought a Hollandse Nieuwe (herring). They are delicious.

        1 month ago
  • I was hoping for something more Dutch and . . "space-related", like brownies 😜😂😅

      1 month ago