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How Effective Are Vaccine Incentive Programs?

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With Gov. David Ige’s recent rollout of the state’s incentive program to encourage more residents to get the COVID vaccination, questions still remain about its potential for success.

The Conversation sat down with University of Hawaii professor of psychology Jack Barile to find out if rewards like airline tickets and restaurant gift cards work better than penalties.

This story aired on The Conversation on June 7, 2021.

Russell Subiono is the executive producer of The Conversation and host of HPR's This Is Our Hawaiʻi podcast. Born in Honolulu and raised on Hawaiʻi Island, he’s spent the last decade working in local film, television and radio. Contact him at talkback@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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