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Officials say vaccination incentive program a success

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The City Administrator’s Office has released a statement announcing that the Vax Up Augusta! Program, administered by the Richmond County Department of Public Health (RCDPH) has successfully given out all 3,300 gift card incentives and that the program has exceeded expectations.

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  1. “…the Richmond County Department of Public Health (RCDPH) has successfully given out all 3,300 gift card incentives and that the program has exceeded expectations.” “…a limited number may still be available through partnering agencies Christ Community Health, Medical Associates Plus and Nightingale Infusion and Pharmacy.” “The program’s goal was to increase the vaccination rate in Richmond County by 10,000 people and, according to Donald, the goal has been exceeded.”

    I am having a hard time grasping the new Odie Math, that was also used to prepare the Augusta budget. Using old math, 3,300 minus a limited number does not equal all and does not equal 10,000 people vaccinated.

  2. When I saw this headline, I thought I was reading The Onion. After the lack of tracking and accountability, this is very hard to believe. Nothing will be done to follow up the sloppy bookkeeping. There is no telling when the cards went, who received them or the percentage of increased vaccinated individuals. Low expectations for Odie’s presentation.

  3. …if 3,300 cards were handed out, presumably for 3,300 shots to registered voters, as part of the Vax Up Augusta program, and more than 10,000 people were vaccinated, then 6,700 +- were vaccinated without being bribed- a tad more than twice the number of registered voters who were paid to be vaccinated? I’m confused.

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