UVM study: pay people to be vaccinated - VT Business Magazine

How do we get reluctant Vermonters to ‘do their part’ to help Vermont reach 75-90% immunization of the population necessary for “herd immunity’? Easy, a UVM Medical School study says: pay them.

“Their systemic literature reviews found strong support for the use of incentives, including a 2019 meta-analysis of the literature showing that modest financial incentives resulted in a 7-fold increase in adherence compared to no incentives. Higgins and his coauthors conclude "that financial incentives could be helpful in promoting the high levels of adherence to COVID-19 vaccines that experts project will be necessary for herd immunity."”

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  • David Flemming
    published this page in The News 2021-01-22 16:00:23 -0500