Silly me. I thought not dying or being horribly sick was enough of an incentive to get the COVID vaccine and the reward was the same. Still, a bit annoyed that I'm missing out on the lottery and other prizes being offered in California to encourage those who have not been vaccinated.
To be fair, many of them probably wanted to but in many places and for many reasons including transportation, work, caretaking challenges, etc. they haven't been able to yet. I am happy that my county has brought vaccines to farmworkers and used lots of mobile vaccine or pop up vaccine clinics to help get our success rate up and reach those who couldn't navigate an appointment at the big sites. I think they are now starting in home visits too for those who are homebound.
I honestly don't care what it takes to get people to make the decision to get vaccinated and hope everyone who can will do so!
Happy surprise though in my email box this morning. My supplemental health insurance (BCBS Federal) is offering $50 to every member who uploads proof of vaccination. It goes on a card that can be used to pay for prescriptions and OTC medications. I like being rewarded for having done the right thing for me and others early on.