Gift cards for COVID vaccine? Fresno County to offer incentives to get more residents vaccinated – KFSN-TV

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN)– A rise in the summer.Thats what Fresno County public health authorities are fretted about as they see a sharp boost in COVID-19 versions, and fewer individuals wanting to get vaccinated.The countys health officer, Dr. Rais Vohra, states the county has a little over 300 validated alternative cases, which is a significant boost from the 50 the department reported last week.The bulk of them appear to be California versions, however they also have cases with stress from the UK, South Africa, and Brazil.”These are variants of concern that are understood to be more infectious, possibly even more severe in their ability to cause human disease than the conventional or normal stress of coronavirus. All of those people that are getting ill from COVID most likely have the same idea going in their head, which is, I want I had actually gotten the vaccine,” says Vohra.COVID variations appear dominant in Fresno County now and theyre being more frequently determined, according to Dr. Rais Vohra.Up around 300 cases identified now, up from around 50 previously.Dr. Vohra thinks there are thousands of variant cases distributing thru Central Valley.– Corin Hoggard (@corinhoggard) May 6, 2021But thats the other problem.The county is seeing less of a demand for the vaccines, and next weeks order is for just 3,000 doses.Fresno County Community Health Division Manager Joe Prado states hesitancy to get the shot is one reason. Another is that lots of neighborhoods still do not know where to get a dosage, or that its even readily available.”Were going to be working with our community, actually clearing that up and doing some more mobile occasions,” he says.He likewise states the county prepares to team up with occasions to get more dosages in the arms of homeowners.”Weve got things developing the Grizzlies, were out at the zoo in education. Theres some more events coming up in the backwoods. Therefore were going to be supporting them with their weekends and appearing vaccine centers here as well,” Prado says.RELATED: Fresno County not near to herd immunity, health officials sayVohra says the concern is shifting as public health authorities are now fretted about the more youthful population not getting vaccinated.”The threat group has actually now moved more youthful. Now Im anxious about the 40-year-old individual who might be pre-diabetic or hypertensive and just doesnt comprehend that theyre at risk,” Vohra says.The department states theyre dealing with creative incentives in hopes more people will make an appointment.Gift cards for getting vaccineOn Thursday, vaccine dosages were administered to citizens at the Kingsburg Fire Department.Fire officials are now dealing with the Fresno County Public Health department in hopes of getting more people to register by partnering with local businesses to use a reward.”Our city manager had the ability to assist Fresno County in determining some businesses here within the city of Kingsburg so that we could get $20 present cards for people receiving the vaccine,” says Kingsburg fire chief Dan Perkins.Adds Prado: “Its going to be customized for each rural city. Were talking present cards to supermarket, gift cards to Starbucks …”Having difficulty loading the tracker above? Click on this link to open it in a brand-new window.
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FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN)– A rise in the summer.Thats what Fresno County public health officials are fretted about as they see a sharp increase in COVID-19 variants, and fewer people desiring to get vaccinated.The countys health officer, Dr. Rais Vohra, states the county has a little over 300 validated alternative cases, which is a dramatic increase from the 50 the department reported last week.The majority of them seem to be California variations, however they also have cases with strains from the UK, South Africa, and Brazil. All of those individuals that are getting ill from COVID probably have the exact same idea going in their head, which is, I wish I had gotten the vaccine,” states Vohra.COVID versions appear dominant in Fresno County now and theyre being more often identified, according to Dr. Rais Vohra.Up around 300 cases identified now, up from around 50 previously.Dr. Now Im worried about the 40-year-old individual who may be pre-diabetic or hypertensive and just does not understand that theyre at threat,” Vohra says.The department says theyre working on creative incentives in hopes more people will make an appointment.Gift cards for getting vaccineOn Thursday, vaccine dosages were administered to residents at the Kingsburg Fire Department.Fire authorities are now working with the Fresno County Public Health department in hopes of getting more individuals to sign up by partnering with local companies to use an incentive.