MILWAUKEE. Wisc. — Students who attend Milwaukee Public Schools in Wisconsin can earn $100 by getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
The district’s school board voted Thursday to incentivize students rather than mandate the vaccine for children.
The board also voted that school personnel must be vaccinated.
“Religious and medical accommodations will be allowed, but exempt individuals will be required to take part in COVID-19 testing twice per week,” the school district states on its website.
Pfizer has issued an emergency use authorization to administer the vaccine to people aged 12-15.
It’s been fully approved for those 16 and older.
“We owe it to our students, teachers, staff, and community to take all possible steps to ensure safe schools,” said the district’s superintendent Dr. Keith P. Posley.