#HIGotVaccinated to Start Second Round of Incentives in July
As Hawaiʻi slowly approaches vaccination benchmarks that will trigger loosened coronavirus restrictions, state officials are extending an incentive program to get more shots in arms.
Hawaiʻi will continue its COVID-19 vaccine incentive program for a second round in July.
According to the Hawaiʻi Department of Health, the HI Got Vaccinated program contributed to a 30% increase in vaccinations over what was predicted in June.
Almost 58% of the state’s population is fully vaccinated. The island of Lana‘i has already exceeded a 70% vaccination rate.
Travel testing and quarantine rules will be suspended for domestic travelers when the state reaches 60% — the governor expects that will happen by July 8 and has promised to drop those rules on that day. When the state reaches 70%, all COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted.
Hawaiʻi residents can register for the second round of the program starting July 12. Incentives include cars, furniture, cash and more.
Patrick Bullard of H&B Marketing is coordinating incentives for the HI Got Vaccinated campaign.
"There’s been no expense to the state for the higotvaccinated.com campaign. It’s all been made possible through the generosity of businesses that have come forward — who recognize the importance to the community to get us to the finish line sooner rather than later," he said.
"Our economy recovers much better faster if we can get out of this mess we’re in. And the best way to do it? Get vaccinated," Bullard said.
Visit higotvaccinated.com for more information and to sign up.