Covid-19 vaccine incentives: Others have tried free doughnuts, beers and gifts cards. Now, Ohio is betting millions to improve its vaccination rate

The state will give away millions of dollars to vaccinated people and full scholarships to vaccinated children through special lotteries.

In theory, yes, a survey shows. In a Kaiser Family Foundation poll, 47% of people who say they want to “wait and see” before being vaccinated said paid time off to get it would make them more likely to do so, and 39% said a financial incentive of $200 from their employer would work.

These companies are paying their employees to receive the Covid-19 vaccine

Anecdotal evidence also suggests that the incentives can be effective, depending on the type.

Jessy Patterson wasn’t in any hurry to get vaccinated against Covid-19, she said….

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