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Officials look for new vaccine incentive ideas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KAIT/KATV) - Arkansas officials continue to deal with the state having one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country. Right now, two incentives are in place for those who get the shot: choosing from a scratch-off lottery ticket or a $20 Game and Fish license voucher.
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Arkansas governor working to reverse vaccination trends

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said that hospitalizations are up among the unvaccinated and that vaccinations have slowed in his state during an appearance Sunday on CBS' "Face of the Nation." Why it matters: States nationwide are seeing a worrying trend of increased hospitalization and slowing vaccinations. Arkansas, in particular, has...
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Little Rock pharmacy reports uptick in vaccinations as concern grows over Delta variant

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Kavanaugh Pharmacy has been offering COVID-19 vaccinations since they were first made available to healthcare workers in the state in December. They opened the first vaccination center on Jan. 2 just down the road from the pharmacy on Kavanaugh in Little Rock. Pharmacist in charge and owner, Anne Pace, said at that time they were giving hundreds of doses per day.

Arkansas officials say vaccine incentives not working

Arkansas’ COVID-19 vaccine incentive program is not working, the state’s governor admitted this week. Less than a month ago, the state began giving lottery tickets and Game & Fish Commission gift certificates away to everyone who received a vaccine, CBS Little Rock affiliate KTHV reports. However, the giveaways did little...