Study finds lottery programs to entice vaccinations don’t work

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A new study suggests lottery-based incentives to boost vaccination rates do not work.

Researchers looked at the vaccination rates in Ohio before and after the implementation of the state’s "Vax-A-Million" lottery-based incentive system.

They then used Centers for Disease Control data to compare the rates to other states that did not yet have vaccine incentive lottery programs.

The scientists found the "Vax-A-Million" did not lead to an increase in COVID-19 vaccinations.

The study authors say they hope their findings will lead to a shift to an investment in programs that target vaccine hesitancy.