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4 Other Ways States Can Encourage Vaccination, Ranked

Lotteries are cool, but it’s time to get creative

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2 min readJun 4, 2021


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4. Cutsies on the SNKRS app

Rates of vaccine hesitancy among Gen Z — i.e., those damn kids — have only gone up. Know what might help? A decent shot at those Electric Green 6’s dropping this weekend!

3. Utilities credits

We may not be jumping at Anheuser-Busch’s free beer offer, but that’s because Budweiser is fucking terrible. The idea itself — a gift card for a specific purpose — is a good one. So how about this: Pay our damn light bill! Utility companies already killed people this year. Maybe it’s time to help save some lives.

2. Giving people the damn day off

There are huge swaths of people who aren’t opposed to getting vaccinated. They just don’t have time — either to get the vaccine or to take the next day off in case they’re feeling run down from the possible side effects. Hey, remember all those companies who talked big shit last year about pledging money to racial justice and pursuing equity among all people? Might be time to actually walk the walk instead of silently closing their wallets and walking away. Just kidding — they’ll…