The US President, Joe Biden has rolled out new steps to increase vaccination rates across the country.
The Democrat is urging state and federal governments to use a portion of their COVID-19 relief funds to pay citizens $100 to get the vaccine.
“I’m calling out all states and local governments to give $100 to everyone who gets fully vaccinated,” he said on Thursday, July 29. “It might sound unfair to folks who have gotten vaccinated already. But here’s the deal: if incentives help us beat the virus, we should use them.
“We all benefit if more people get vaccinated. In February, Kroger offered $100 to their associates if they got vaccinated, and it worked,” he said. “Vaccination rates moved up from 50 percent to 75 percent among employees.
“New Mexico, Ohio and Colorado offered similar incentive programs that have helped increase vaccination rates.”