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'Let's get people to have jabs or use mobile COVID-19 vaccination sites'

5 August 2021 2:49 PM
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BreadCrumbs Founder Leigh Crymble says that behavioural nudges to boost COVID-19 vaccines will work with certain groups but should be used carefully to avoid making the hesitant more hesitant.

South Africa's attempt to immunise the country against COVID-19 has become more of a concern as a number of people choose not to get vaccinated.

This has caused lots of debates and arguments within the country as people fear that the virus will not be under control if people refuse to be vaccinated.

Questions have also come about on whether people should be given rewards to get the jab with more businesses now looking to offer "jab incentives".

BreadCrumbs founder Leigh Crymble has more.

This all depends on why a person hasn't received the vaccine. This hesitancy could be due to health reasons, misinformation, and wanting to do more research so incentives will not necessarily compel them into getting vaccinated.

Leigh Crymble, Founder - BreadCrumbs

From a behavioural point of view we know nudging cannot be mandated, so telling people they can’t travel or go into work without a vaccine is a mandate, not a nudge. For it to be a nudge or incentive it needs to be a pull lever – not something forced on us.

Leigh Crymble, Founder - BreadCrumbs

We as BreadCrumbs have a small community drive within my neighbourhood because people are keen to get vaccinated but they do not have access to transport. I feel we can focus on those targetted groups and say let's take away the friction points and barriers to entry and let's get people to the sites or let's bring the sites to them like mobile vaccination sites.

Leigh Crymble, Founder - BreadCrumbs

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5 August 2021 2:49 PM
Tags:
Health Department
#Covid19
Covid-19 vaccination

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