The trade group for commercial insurers and Medicaid managers in Kentucky is offering $20 gift cards at school and health-department vaccination events for people getting a first dose or booster of a Covid-19 vaccine.
The Kentucky Association of Health Plans calls it the “Healthy Back-to-School” grant program, aimed at “increasing vaccine access and acceptance by empowering local schools with funding for vaccine incentives,” KAHP said in a press release. Schools or districts can apply at www.kahp.org.
“Local school leaders know their communities well and are extremely effective at designing school programming to help increase youth Covid-19 vaccination,” KAHP Executive Director Tom Stephens said in the release. “We want to empower them with resources to make clinics even more successful. In our experience partnering with many non-profit community organizations around the commonwealth, the incentives provide a big boost to any effort. That’s exactly what we’re working to replicate at schools.”
KAHP is also funding gift cards for the statewide Covid-19 Vaccine Extravaganza being held by 16 health departments across the state through Aug. 5. To learn more about both opportunities, visit KAHP.org.