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Governor Reynolds has no plans to follow in President Biden’s footsteps regarding the financial vaccine incentive

State budget experts have reduced the estimated revenue for the state by $12.3 million from...
State budget experts have reduced the estimated revenue for the state by $12.3 million from their December calculation.(Associated Press (custom credit) | AP)
Published: Jul. 31, 2021 at 9:22 AM CDT
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OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) - An aide says Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has no plans to offer $100 incentives to Iowans to get the coronavirus vaccine after President Joe Biden pleaded with states and local governments to offer incentives using federal funds to stop the rapid spread of a virus variant.

While many states and some Iowa counties have offered incentives for citizens to get a COVID-19 vaccination, Iowa’s governor continues to call for citizens to get vaccinated but repeats that ultimately it’s their choice.

Iowa had 49.5% of the population fully immunized as of Thursday, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data.

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