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KSHB Kansas City: Do COVID-19 vaccine incentives work?

From KSHB Kansas City: KANSAS CITY, Mo. — From million dollar lotto prizes to amusement park tickets, health experts and elected officials are getting creative to encourage more people to roll up their sleeves and get the COVID-19 vaccine. Researchers studied vaccination rates in Ohio both before and after the state’s million dollar lottery was announced, and the results showed the program did not lead to a spike in vaccinations. “Incentives are very, very powerful, but the issue here is that the people who are not yet vaccinated are the people who have not responded to incentives,” said Associate Professor Iwan Barankay. Barankay pointed out people who already rolled up their sleeves responded to the ultimate incentive of being healthy and living longer. Read the full story in KSHB Kansas City. 

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