Dr. Richard Pan’s Statement on Governor Newsom’s Vaccine-Incentive Program

May 27, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA – Dr. Richard Pan, pediatrician and Chair of the Senate Health Committee, made the following statement in support of the Governor’s recently announced vaccine-incentive program:

“I applaud Governor Newsom’s actions to incentivize COVID vaccination with rewards for Californians getting vaccinated by June 15. Maximizing California’s COVID vaccination rate is the surest path toward safe openings on June 15 and a California that will celebrate Independence Day without fear from the pandemic. We have safe and effective vaccines than can defeat COVID. Please encourage your family and friends to Vax for the Win!”


Dr. Richard Pan is a parent, small business owner, former UC Davis educator and pediatrician who represents Sacramento, West Sacramento, Elk Grove and unincorporated areas of Sacramento County in the state legislature and is the Chair of the Senate Health Committee. As a legislator, Dr. Pan continues to practice medicine at WellSpace Health Oak Park Community Clinic, pursuing his passion for working with families to build healthier communities.