SOUTH THOMASTON — The South Thomaston Selectboard voted Sept. 28 to extend the incentive program for residents and others who frequent the town for getting vaccinated.

The town will pay people $200 once they are fully vaccinated. Twenty-two people participated in the program.

The program will continue through Nov. 30.

Selectboard Chair John Spear said at the start of the program in August, even though Knox County and South Thomaston have higher than average vaccination rates, the town wants more people vaccinated.

He noted President Joe Biden recommended communities use some of their American Rescue Plan money to pay people to get vaccinated. Spear said he hopes other communities will do the same as South Thomaston is doing.

Those eligible are residents, people who work in town, seasonal residents and people who frequent the town, such as delivery drivers.