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Philadelphia Vaccine Lottery, Sweepstakes Program Failed to Significantly Boost Immunizations

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Emma Lee
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WHYY
Vaccine sweepstakes winner Daniel Silva and Dr. Angela Duckworth hold a giant check during a press event at Maria de los Santos Health Center.

Philadelphia ran a sweepstakes program this summer to try to get more people vaccinated against COVID-19. It was also an experiment to see whether sweepstakes would work. WHYY’s Alan Yu reports that researchers now have the results.

(Original air-date: 8/31/21)