Cash, cows and lottery draws

Experts divided on whether S'pore should follow other countries in incentivising people to get inoculated

A sign encouraging passers-by to attend a pop-up Covid-19 vaccination site and block party, in the Queens borough in New York City, on Saturday.
A sign encouraging passers-by to attend a pop-up Covid-19 vaccination site and block party, in the Queens borough in New York City, on Saturday.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Cows, scholarships and million-dollar lottery draws - governments around the world have dangled these and other incentives in front of their citizens to help them overcome vaccine hesitancy and give national Covid-19 vaccination drives a booster shot.

While Singapore has been making steady progress on the vaccination front, some observers have asked whether offering people additional incentives could help accelerate its pace.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 07, 2021, with the headline 'Cash, cows and lottery draws'. Subscribe