Bright Mind Enrichment and Schooling (BME), a national wellness and educational charity, has released an app and website platform aimed at publicizing incentives and employer perks that are being offered to encourage people to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
President Joe Biden has stated,”Our goal by July 4th is to have 70% of adult Americans with at least one shot — and 160 million Americans fully vaccinated,” calling it “a serious step toward a return to normal.” BME is aware that many organizations have been highlighting scientific information pertaining to vaccines — yet with no simple tools focused on the many rewards and paid time-off opportunities, BME focused on creating a Vaccination Rewards app and platform.
The Vaccination Rewards platform aggregates all private and public offers and promotions: on its app (free on Google Play: play.google.com/store/apps/ details?id=org.vaccinationrewards. vaccination_ rewards) and vaccinationrewards.org website.
An interactive map and framework on the app allows searching by location, provides estimated dollar values per reward, and lets users click directly to rewarding companies’ websites. BME continuously publicizes rewards on major social media platforms, as well.
BME co-founder and Vaccination Rewards chairperson, Martin Brooks, a military veteran who works as a senior pastor, said, “As the pandemic continues to take its toll, nothing is more important to me than trying to reach my fellow veterans who have not yet been vaccinated. We want to make sure that people know all the rewards and benefits available to them when they get a vaccine. This resource may help persuade those on the fence to get the shot.” [Martin Brooks video ; Martin Brooks photo] BME receives no monetary benefit from this venture, and the site is provided purely as a public service. It is created and maintained entirely by volunteers. Promotion of the site will be done through non-monetary media grants.
Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) noted, “The real waste at this point in the pandemic — when the vaccine is readily available to anyone who wants it — is a life lost to Covid-19,” as Ohio rolled out a $5 Million lottery.
BME also hopes to encourage as many companies and organizations as possible to participate in creating vaccination incentives and rewards for their employees and the public, toward the goal of getting 70% of the population vaccinated (a key stepping stone towards herd immunity).
Craig Kaufman, BME Executive Director said, “Incentives benefit citizens, and also our economy and the general public, by boosting vaccine participation. We believe it to be in the interest of more organizations to provide incentives to employees and the public.”
Organizations with incentives for their employees and/or the public are encouraged to contact email@example.com to be included on this list.