Over the past month, the pace of COVID-19 vaccines has slowed in the United States. In response, companies and local governments are offering incentives for vaccines. In trying to convince qualified Americans to get a chance, we see everything from Free Krispy Kreme Cakes for Free craft beer in Erie County, New York. Now, Mike DeWine, Governor OhioHe offers some people a million dollars. In addition to the “Okay, this escalated rapidly,” it’s also a sign that officials are looking deeper when it comes to vaccinating people. DeWine calls this public health initiative “Ohio Vax-a-Million.”
Raise the level of vaccination incentives
Of course, not every Ohioan who gets a vaccine gets a million dollars. But over the course of five weeks, five Ohioans aged 18 or over will have the opportunity to win that amount in the raffle draw. The state lottery will run the graphics using the Ohio voter registration database. The winner must be 18 years of age or older, be an Ohio resident, and must receive at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. This is known as the “remorse lottery”. Everyone gets in, but only those who get a shot of the vaccine can win. Currently, 42 percent of eligible Ohioans have at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
State Democratic and Republican lawmakers criticized DeWine’s use of federal relief funds to pay for the lottery. But that did not seem to deter the Republican governor of Ohio.
“I know some might say, ‘Dwyane, you’re crazy!’ ‘The idea of your million-dollar fee is a waste of money,’ says Dwyane. ‘But really, the real waste at this point in the epidemic – when a vaccine is readily available to anyone He wants it – is the lost life due to COVID-19. ”
For Ohioans 12-17 years old, there is a separate incentive program. If they win the draw, they will receive a full four-year scholarship at an Ohio university. This offer includes tuition, room, board and books. Unlike the Vax-a-Million incentive, younger Ohioans will need to enroll in college drawing.
Earlier this month, President Biden set a goal on July 4 of getting 70 percent of Americans eligible to receive at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. With that number now 58 percent, it appears that some people need a stimulus more than just immunization. Of course, if you lived in Ohio, there are now a million reasons for getting a jab.
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