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Peer pressure payola: State offers schools $$ incentive to reach 85% student vax

Student input required

Governor Phil Scott and the Agency of Education yesterday announced the School Vaccine Incentive Program, committing $2 million in federal emergency funds to schools that achieve a student vaccination rate of 85% or higher, according to an Agency of Education press release.

Schools that meet this threshold will be eligible for a minimum award of $2,000 and a potential maximum of $15,000 for schools over 90% vaccinated. In order to be eligible, schools must encourage student participation in how funds are spent.

“We know that vaccination is our strongest tool against Covid-19, and getting our kids vaccinated is critical for both their health and education outcomes,” said Governor Scott. “Vermont leads the nation in youth vaccination and we hope that this program encourages even more to step up. As schools students earn these awards, I look forward to seeing the creative ways they come together to put it to good use.”

“Vaccination has been a critical part of our public health strategy for schools since vaccines first became available for students,” said Secretary of Education Dan French. “We know that vaccination safeguards not only our health, but the health of our entire community. This incentive program recognizes that; giving students and families an additional incentive to get vaccinated, and a voice in how the money is spent.”

Public schools and approved and recognized independent schools are eligible. To receive these funds schools must be able to certify that they have met a vaccination threshold and that they sought and considered student input when planning the use of these funds. An 85% vaccination rate for eligible students is the minimum threshold to receive funds.

Funds will be awarded on a rolling basis through April 1, 2022. Funds must be spent by June 30, 2022. Schools will receive $15 per student, for a minimum award of $2,000 and a maximum of $10,000. Schools that achieve a vaccination rate of 90% may apply for an additional 50% of the original award, for a maximum potential award of $15,000.

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  1. Is it usual and customary to pay for human trial subjects? Do you not have to inform them first, of the nature of the experiment being carried out upon them? Prior, free, informed and voluntary consent is missing from this equation. This state-sponsored medical experimentation must be investigated, stat. What are the results – how many hospitalized with 14 days of the shot not being reported to VAERS? Who is suppressing information from the public? Pass 283 NOW. Protect your right to make health decisions.

  2. “Simultaneously trying to sell the 3rd and 4th shots to people who took the first 2 or 3, whilst trying to sell the first one as “Highly Effective” to people who have taken 0, is a bold strategy”. (Anonymous Author)

  3. This is beyond obscene. Any country that would endanger the health of their young in a futile and misguided attempt to “protect” the infirm and aged doesn’t deserve to exist.

  4. I encourage everyone to question the government’s statements that the only way out of the [manufactured] crisis is “vaccination.” We all have a brain and we must use it. Think critically. For credible information about the dangers of these shots being promoted by our governor and his administration check out the upcoming conference, January 15, 2022; see, https://www.healthchoicevt.com/globalsummit/.

    I predict that the governor’s crowing, “Vermont leads the nation in youth vaccination”, will come back to haunt him. I pray parents will do their own research and not merely accept government propaganda.

    Also check out Chapter 11 (“COVID-19 Vaccines – A Giant and Fatal Experimentation on Humanity”) of Dr. Breggin’s book, “COVID-19 and the Global Predators” (2021).

  5. Re: “We know that vaccination is our strongest tool against Covid-19, and getting our kids vaccinated is critical for both their health and education outcomes,” said Governor Scott.

    No, we don’t ‘know’ this. Clearly, it depends on to whom ‘we’ are listening.

    Before November, of the more than 109,000 children of Vermont, 18 years of age and younger, none had been vaccinated and only six had become sick enough with Covid to go to the hospital. And not one died. This, not in the last week, or the last two weeks, or the last month, or the last three months. This has been the case since the pandemic began more than 20 months ago.

    And now Governor Scott and Secretary French are saying vaccinations are critical for their health? Never mind being critical to their ‘education outcomes’. So, the vaccines are going to make the half of Vermont graduates who don’t meet grade level standards all of a sudden get smarter? Who do they think they’re kidding?

    Here’s the deal. We have the written record. Those of us who choose not to promote the vaccine will be held accountable by the virus, if the Governor and his minions are to be believed. But if they are wrong… and their mandates and incentives prove to be less than as effective as ‘they’ say is the case, we know who ‘they’ are. Yes, Governor and Secretary French, we know who you are. And you will be held accountable too. Not only by the virus. But by the people you may be misleading.

  6. “We know that vaccination is our strongest tool against Covid-19, and getting our kids vaccinated is critical for both their health and education outcomes.”

    At best, this is pseudo-scientific sophistry. At worst, it’s a bald-faced lie. Either way, it constitutes medical fraud and child abuse.

    In reality, there is no scientific evidence to suggest that vaccinating children (at least 60% of whom already have durable natural immunity via infection) will impact the spread of COVID-19 in any way at all, let alone be “critical for their health and education outcomes.”

  7. Vermont has already vaxxed 46% of the 5-11 year olds, by far the most in the country. And while Phil and the government brag about that stat, I consider it to be nothing short of child abuse! The sad part, is if I had kids, those parents would probably say I’m committing child abuse by not vaccinating mine. We are so divided as a state and nation, which in my opinion is exactly how the government wanted us. United we stand, divided we fall…

  8. Nationally, African Americans are more reluctant to take the mrna injections then Americans of European decent. Under their own rhetoric, doesn’t financially rewarding the schools with highest “vaccination ” rates unproportionally have negative impacts on schools with higher rates of people of color? Where there’s a double standard, there’s a hidden agenda……

  9. Coercion isn’t working well enough, so the criminal syndicate is moving onto bribery. At one time, in America, this operation would be illegal and those involved arrested, charged, and prosecuted. It must be incredibly exhilarating for these people to operate a criminal syndicate with impunity. The elected mafia is poised and ready to wipe us out – the Republic no longer stands.

  10. “Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don’t mean to do harm; but the harm does not interest them. Or they do not see it, or they justify it because they are absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves.” T. S. Eliot

    • This quote immediately brings two people to mind – Dr. Tony Fauci and Dr. Mark Levine. They are both high as kites on importance, and the control and power that comes along with it.

  11. This truly is sick, evil, manipulative, life threatening to the kids. Look up the definition of a abusive relationship. Fisicial, mental, and financial.
    Compare definition to what our goverment, and our health care system is doing to all Americans, and now our kids. The blood will be on the positions and medicial hierarchy hands. And all us doing nothing, just watching passive.

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