Do COVID-19 vaccine incentives really work?

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  • June 8, 2021
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Tuesday, June 8 is the last day people can get a $25 cash card in North Carolina for getting their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

During a visit to Charlotte last week, Gov. Roy Cooper said he’s not ruling out a bigger prize for people to get their shot, but vaccine incentives aren’t swaying everyone.

Local leaders and businesses are getting creative to try and convince folks to get the COVID-19 shot, but are these incentives really working? Let’s connect the dots.

First, it depends on how hesitant people are about getting vaccinated. The more hesitant someone is, the less likely an incentive is to work for them.

Psychologists say offering cash for something makes people think there’s a risk associated with it, which is not the case with the COVID-19 shot.

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