Not long ago, the Governor of the State of California, Gavin Newsom launched vaccine incentives in the form of free tickets to amusement parks. This incentive was announced one day after California officially reopened its economy, following a shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic
The Governor of Newsom said 50,000 Californians who were vaccinated at the 65 participating clinics would get one free ticket each to enter any Six Flags theme park in California.
“These tickets may not be sold or used by anyone else. In essence we are encouraging people to get vaccinated,” Governor Newsom said when announcing the event at the Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park in Los Angeles.
The distribution of free tickets is one of the various incentives given to California residents who undergo vaccination. One other incentive is in the form of money.
“We see that there are still many people who have not been vaccinated and we need to take action to encourage people to get vaccinated,” Governor Newsom said.
Some time ago at the Universal Studios theme park, Governor Newsom awarded $1.5 million each to 10 winners who had been vaccinated. This is done to mark the end of restrictions related to COVID-19 in California.
The $15 million prize pool is part of a $116.5 million fund, released by the governor of Newsom through the “Vax for the Win” program.
These efforts encourage citizens to get vaccinated and speed up the state of California’s recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed more than 4 million people worldwide and more than 600,000 Americans.
The reopening of California after imposing 15 months of coronavirus restrictions was greeted with joy, but with caution. The state has allowed restaurants, gyms and other businesses to lift capacity limits and social distancing rules.
Some businesses have also lifted rules on the use of masks for customers who have been vaccinated. However, some say they still wear masks in public, given that millions of citizens are still not vaccinated and the pandemic is still ongoing.
As of the release of this report, more than 3.8 million people have tested positive for the coronavirus in California and more than 63,000 people have died. [di/jm]