None of the 19 states that implemented statewide COVID-19 vaccine lotteries this summer saw an increase in vaccination rates as a result of the incentive programs, according to a study published this month in Jama Health Forum. The study is the first to examine the effectiveness of 19 state-run lotteries and offers insight into how governments can better craft incentive-based policies, said Associate Professor of Economics Andrew Friedson. Friedson and his team examined vaccination rates in 19 states before and after their lottery announcements and concluded that the association between the two variables was "statistically indistinguishable from zero," the study noted.
State COVID lotteries did not increase vaccination rates, study finds
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