The state also saw an increase in vaccinations from teenagers who are eligible to instead win college scholarships.
Drawings for the “Vax-a-Million” lottery will take place weekly starting Wednesday and continue for five weeks.DeWine said onCNNWednesday that the state’s vaccination rate has gone up by 45% with help from the lottery, after the number of people getting vaccinated had started to go down before it was announced.
The governor also noted the state was seeing a particular increase in vaccinations from 16- and 17-year-olds—whose vaccination rate increased by 94%, DeWine said—who are not eligible for the cash prize but can instead win full-ride scholarships to state universities in Ohio through a separate lottery.
DeWine said the cash incentive was important not only for helping people get vaccinated in the first place, but also to move up their shots instead of putting them off, noting it is “so much more valuable” to get the shot now in terms of curbing Covid-19 transmission. headtopics.comRead more: Forbes »
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