Kinney Drugs encourages people to get COVID-19 shot with cash prizes
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. —
Kinney Drugs stores are making an extra effort to get shots into more people’s arms.
For the next six weeks, you can visit Kinney Drugs' website and write one thing you’re looking forward to after getting vaccinated to become eligible to win cash prizes.
One winner will be selected every week to win $500 for the next month and there will be a grand prize of $2,500 at the end.
Nearly 95% of Vermonters over 65 have gotten at least one dose, but only half of people under 30 have been vaccinated or made an appointment.
The drug store is trying to make sense of why the 18 to 29 age group remains hesitant.
“A lot of them just said ‘well I don’t really see the need.’ They feel invincible, they feel like they’re young and if they did get COVID they’d get through it without a problem, so they just don’t have the same sense of urgency that other demographics or age groups had,” said Judith Cowden, the Senior Director of Marketing & Advertising at Kinney Drugs.
This is just one of several initiatives happening right now to get more people vaccinated.
In New York, you can get a free lottery ticket if you get vaccinated this week to potentially win $5 million.
Over the weekend, Vermont offered 10,00 creemee coupons to anyone who attended an EMS vaccination clinic.