Vaccination is the best form of protection against COVID-19 and new variants, but boosting rates across Ohio may require new strategies to reach families who might otherwise not get vaccinated. Thanks in part to the Ohio AAP’s advocacy and close working relationship with the healthplans, incentive payments will now be available to eligible Medicaid members. From now until the end of the year, all Ohio Medicaid and MyCare members aged 12+ who receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will receive a $100 incentive payment. Additional details on payout for each plan are summarized in the graphic below.
To help spread this information, the Ohio AAP has put together additional resources and sample social media posts for sharing!
- Vaccination is the best protection against COVID-19! Keep your child safe AND receive a $100 payment through your Medicaid plan when your child receives their first COVID-19 vaccine. Call your pediatrician to schedule their shot today! #SafePedsHealthyKids
- Is your teen fully protected? Schedule an appointment with your pediatrician today for their COVID-19 vaccine to keep them healthy and back to the things they love! Plus, eligible children 12+ enrolled in an Ohio Medicaid plan will now receive a $100 incentive payment! #SafePedsHealthyKids
- Attention families enrolled in a Managed Medicare plan including, UnitedHealthcare, Humana, Molina, AmeriHealth Caritas, Anthem, or CareSource: children 12+ who receive the COVID-19 vaccine will now be eligible to receive a $100 payment! Call your pediatrician today to get your child’s shot scheduled! #SafePedsHealthyKids
- Catch your teen up on routine recommended immunizations when they receive their COVID-19 vaccine! Call your pediatrician to get your child’s shot scheduled PLUS eligible Medicaid members can collect a $100 incentive payment! #SafePedsHealthyKids