Countries are finding creative ways to get their citizens vaccinated
America reached another grim milestone in the fight against COVID-19 with over 600,000 people dying form the virus. Although the US has seen a major uptick in vaccination, there still is a significant amount of the popular that remains unvaccinated.
As added incentives for people to take the COVID-19 vaccine, we are seeing many states implement financial incentives for people to get vaccinated. From vaccine lotteries to youth scholarships and now free bus passes for New Yorkers to roll up their sleeves, incentives are becoming more creative.
“Our incentive programs have pushed more New Yorkers to pull up their sleeve and have helped get us to the brink of crossing that critical threshold in our statewide vaccination rate,” Governor Cuomo said. “The vaccine continues to be our single best weapon against the virus, and if you get your first shot by July 14, you will qualify for seven days of free transportation at one of six major public transportation networks in Upstate New York.”
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the State is partnering with six public transportation providers in Upstate New York to incentivize more New Yorkers to get vaccinated. The six providers cover the Capital, Finger Lakes, Central New York, and Southern Tier regions. Anyone who receives their first dose of Pfizer or Moderna or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine at any provider in New York State between June 15 and July 14 and presents proof of vaccination at a participating transportation redemption center no later than July 14 will receive an unlimited seven-day public transportation pass for a participating provider’s transit network.