The state will be awarding prizes up to 10-thousand dollars for folks who get COVID-19 shots. It’s all a part of a new incentive plan to increase the number of vaccinated Missourians.
Governor Parson says this will fight off the COVID-19 surge:
Governor Mike Parson says people who are eligible are divided into red, white and blue categories.
The governor says county health departments will offer awards as well:
The state, with federal funds, will spend 9 million dollars on incentives, according to the governors office.
Governor Parson — while saying it’s a personal choice whether to get vaccinated– urged Missourians to listen to health professionals and community leaders:
Missouri’s COVID-19 increase is driven by the Delta Variant- which is prevalent in infecting the unvaccinated.