Twenty-five dollar reward is the trick so to speak to encouraging people to get vaccinating against COVID-19. There is a new study that does show in a Southern state. It offers this money to get the first shot is really an important factor. Unfortunately, the long odds at a big lottery prize have made little difference.
There is a pilot program that offers $25 to residents in four counties. This is according to a study that was releasing on Monday. More than two-fifths were citing the prepaid cash cards as an important reason. They went in for a shot of the 401 vaccine recipients that were surveying.
Twenty-Five Dollar Reward Appeals to Lower-Income People
Those people who include Hispanics, racial minorities, and residents that make less than $40,000 a year. They were more than likely than white and wealthier residents to view the cash cards as the main reason to get a vaccine. This is according to the report that was publishing online in JAMA Internal Medicine.
For those who have not come in for a COVID-19 shot, approximately 1 in 11 respondents, probably won’t if the $25 perk was not being offering at participating sites in local counties. In fact, there were about 1 in 7 people that were surveying that said they did wait to get vaccinating until they find out if they could get a cash car or another incentive.
Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake
“In fact, there are hundreds of millions of dollars being used to spent to accelerating the COVID-19 vaccine uptake. Moreover, these study findings suggest this strategy for increasing the vaccination merits greater investment,” the authors have in fact wrote.
The study was authoring by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services in collaboration with researchers at North Carolina Central University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill