LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- More funding was approved Tuesday for Clark County's vaccine incentive program.

It already launched as a pilot program to give people $100 to get vaccinated. Commissioner Tick Segerblom played a key role in getting the program in action and pushed for $1 million in funding.

"It's $40,000 every time someone goes to the hospital, so you're if you keep a couple people out of the hospital for 100,000 you're saving yourself money, on top of the other heartache," said Segerblom.

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Clark County Chair Marilyn Kirkpatrick opposed. She asked why people should get paid to get vaccinated, when there are plenty of mandates already in effect.

The county came to a compromise with another $100,000 approved for the program. To make a vaccine appointment or find a clinic, click here.

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