Some shelter users in Yellowknife were offered $20 to get the vaccine. Was that ethical? - CBC, September 15, 2021

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Published: 15Sep2021

Dr. Nicholas King, Associate Professor in the Biomedical Ethics Unit, is among the experts quoted by CBC.

"…Nicholas B. King, an associate professor in the biomedical ethics unit and at the epidemiology, biostatistics and occupational health department at McGill University told CBC News there are two ethical considerations to be made when deciding whether to offer vaccine incentives. The first question to consider, he said, is whether the financial incentive would encourage someone to do something that would cause them harm, risk their health, or infringe on their freedom of choice. The second is whether offering a financial incentive would be disproportionately burdensome or coercive to people who are particularly disadvantaged."

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