Schools Try Pep-Rally Tactics to Get Students Vaccinated
A growing number of public schools are using mascots, food trucks and prize giveaways to create a pep-rally atmosphere aimed at encouraging students to get vaccinated against the coronavirus before summer vacation.
Districts from California to Michigan are offering free prom tickets and deploying mobile vaccination teams to schools to inoculate students 12 and up so everyone can return to classrooms in the fall. They are also enlisting students who have gotten shots to press their friends to do the same.
United Airlines Offers Vaccinated Shots at Free Travel
United Airlines is offering vaccinated customers a shot at winning free travel as the carrier joins a national effort to get more Americans immunized against COVID-19 and derail a pandemic behind the deaths of nearly 590,000 Americans.
"We're proud to do our part to incentivize people to get their shot," United CEO Scott Kirby stated in a news release. "Thanks to the vaccine, more and more destinations are opening up for travel — and we know our customers are eager to fly."