We would say that Washington "bribes" 12-17 year olds with free AirPods if they are vaccinated. They even offer their parents a $ 51 Visa gift card for every teen they consent to get vaccinated.
Do you think that the monetary reward for being vaccinated is a Greek phenomenon? No. On Saturday, Washington Mayor Muriel Bauser, in view of the threat of the highly contagious Delta variant, has announced that From this weekend, teenagers between the ages of 12 and 17 who will get their first vaccination at selected high schools in the area, will receive free AirPods !!.
In addition to AirPods, young people will also take part in a weekly draw starting at the end of the month to win an iPad with headphones (eight winners each week) and a $ 25.000 college scholarship (two winners each week).
The Youth Vaccine Campaign will run from August 7th to September 30th, with weekly raffle for additional prizes starting on August 30th.
Since many of these young people need the consent of their parents to be vaccinated, Bowser has given an adult privilege as well. Parents and guardians will receive a $ 51 Visa gift card for each young person who signs up to get their first vaccine.
While you may shake your head in disapproval, we inform you that Washington is not the only place that offers incentives for people to be vaccinated. In June, West Virginia presented a lottery program with prizes such as shotguns, shotguns, new trucks, $ 1 million and lifelong hunting and fishing licenses.
Around the same time, California had announced that he would provide $ 50.000 every Friday and give 30 prizes of that amount, as well as six paid vacations. In Hawaii, meanwhile, employees were giving airline miles, round trips to Southwest Airlines, a year of free pizza and more.
As it seems our people here with the gray 150 euros in a gift card, do not have as much imagination as the Americans.
According with the Washington governmentAs of August 2, approximately 64,6% of residents had received at least one dose of the vaccine. It is estimated that 55,1% were fully vaccinated. Nationwide, 71% of people over the age of 18 have received at least one dose and 61,1% of these groups are fully vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday. The American capital has had 51.103 cases of covid-19 since March 2020.