Community Colleges Offer Cash, Textbooks to Students Who Get Vaccinated
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Emma Hall and Matthew Reagan, CalMatters
Jaime Barrientos, a psychology student at Los Angeles Mission College, was searching for information on fall classes when he noticed that coronavirus vaccines were being offered during on-campus registration. He hadn’t planned on getting the shot. What changed his mind? The money.
While both the University of California and California State University will require students to be vaccinated for the fall term, community college districts are choosing instead to encourage or incentivize vaccination. Some are offering money, textbooks, or other inducements to get students to sign up.