Davenport, IA – According to the statement, many states and some Iowa counties have offered incentives for citizens to get a COVID-19 vaccination.
New Mexico, Ohio and Colorado already have offered their own $100 incentive programs.
Minnesota Gov. Walz said his state will offer the incentives. Unvaccinated Minnesotans 12 and older who get their first shot by Aug. 15 will get a $100 Visa gift card to spend however they choose.
Governor Reynolds continues to call for citizens to get vaccinated, while repeating that ultimately it’s their choice.
She has no plans to offer $100 incentives to Iowans to get the COVID-19 vaccine after President Biden pleaded with states to offer incentives to stop the rapid spread of a virus variant.
According to CDC data, Iowa had 49.5% of the population fully immunized as of Thursday.
That ranks Iowa as 21st in the nation.