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Minnesota COVID-19 vaccination incentives fall short

Most who got shots didn't register for state's prizes

 

Anthony Souffle, Star Tribune file

Most newly vaccinated Minnesotans bypassed the state's COVID-19 vaccination incentive program. Of about 135,000 first doses administered in June, only 17,409 people requested a reward.

Most newly vaccinated Minnesotans bypassed the state's COVID-19 vaccination incentive program, with only 13% of those eligible registering to receive one of nine rewards.

In late May, Gov. Tim Walz announced the program as a way to boost anemic vaccination rates. Up to 100,000 rewards, including State Fair tickets and fishing licenses, would be given to those who got their first dose in June.

About 135,000 first doses were administered last month, yet just 17,409 people requested a reward through a state website.

https://www.startribune.com/minnesota-covid-19-vaccination-incentives-fall-short/600076150/

 

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