How 911 Works, Vaccine Incentive Programs

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Natalia Dubom gets the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine
Natalia Dubom, of Honduras, gets the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at Miami International Airport, Friday, May 28, 2021, in Miami. The vaccine was offered to all passengers arriving at the airport. Florida’s Emergency Management Agency is running the program through Sunday. Marta Lavandier/AP Photo

We get a behind-the-scenes look at how 911 call centers work. Then, we hear about how more communities around the country are adopting vaccine incentive programs — giving away money and prizes — to convince people to get the shot.

Featured in this Show

  • What Happens When You Dial 911?

    Have you ever had to dial 911 because of an emergency? The National Emergency Number Association says about 240 million 911 calls are made in the U.S. each year. We learn how the Dane County call center system and technology operates.

  • Can Lotteries And Prizes Increase Vaccinations?

    A number of states are rolling out lotteries and prize giveaways in an attempt to increase COVID-19 vaccinations. We talk with a medical ethicist about whether these incentive programs help to get more vaccines into arms.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Angelo Bautista Producer
  • Steven Potter Technical Director
  • Paul Logan Guest
  • Emily Largent Guest