Philadelphia is offering extreme vaccine incentives with help from Wharton economists

One would think not dying of an infectious disease that has killed well over half a million people in the US should be incentive enough to get a vaccine.

Yet some local governments are adding further inducements in the hopes of accelerating full immunization. In May, the state of Ohio introduced a Vax-a-Million sweepstakes open to fully vaccinated residents who could win either $1 million or, if they were below 18 years of age, a full college scholarship.

More recently the city of Philadelphia followed the example, setting up sweepstakes that will award almost $400,000 to 36 winners, with prizes ranging from $50,000 to $1,000. Winners will be selected in three draws.

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