(RepublicanDaily.org) – Across the nation, federal, state, and local authorities have struggled to achieve the near-total levels of vaccine uptake they want. As the months have rolled by, they’ve tried various strategies to persuade people to get the jab, including mandates and other restrictions. Now, the Minnesota Department of Health has resorted to bribery to convince parents to send their kids for vaccines.
The state department recently launched the “Kids Deserve a Shot” program, under which children between the ages of 5-11 who receive 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine will receive a $200 VISA gift card for their families.
The Minnesota Department of Health has launched a “Kids Deserve a Shot” program to bribe families into vaccinating their young children.
The program offers families a $200 VISA gift card for getting their children between the ages of 5-11 the first and second vaccine doses.
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However, it’s not just higher youth vaccination rates the Minnesota Department of Health is seeking. The webpage dealing with the program reveals that department officials are “collecting information… about your child and their receipt of the COVID-19 vaccine.” The page does not go into detail about the information the project is using, or its intentions.
Anyone who provides false information in order to benefit from the scheme could face civil or criminal penalties. In order to be eligible for the reward, children need to receive their first and second COVID-19 vaccine doses between January 1 and February 28.
Do you think this is a fair incentive, or an attempt at government overreach?
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