|September 17, 2021|
Incentives push Californians to get vaccinated
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Incentives to get more Californians vaccinated against the coronavirus appear to be working.
State health officials said Friday that since the Vax for the Win program was launched, more than 2-million people have gotten the vaccine. They were awarded $50 incentive cash and grocery cards.
The program reached Latino communities more so than any other groups, with a 10 percent increase in vaccinations. In the week ending July 14th, 41 percent of the doses administered were in the Latino community.
At the program’s peak, there was a 33 percent increase in vaccinations.
Beyond that, since the Six Flags 50,000 ticket giveaway began, more than 42,000 tickets have been distributed at 100 participating vaccine locations throughout the state, mainly in low-income and high-need areas.
Story Date: August 8, 2021