State of Ohio Creates Initiative to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine With the “Vax-a-Million” Lottery

Written by Makoa Ho’opai (News Writer)

There has recently been a report of a surge in the number of people getting their first COVID-19  vaccination shots by the Ohio health officials, around a week after the governor of Ohio, Mike Dewine released the 5 million dollar lottery “Vax-a-Million.” The Ohio Department of Health said that over 113,000 people received their first vaccine only days after the lottery was announced. It also showed a large-scale percentage increase showing a 53% week-to-week increase in vaccinations. Compared to the number of vaccinations seen before the lottery was released 74,000. Any Ohio resident over the age of 18 and that has got their first COVID -19 vaccination can enter the lottery for a chance to win 1 million dollars. Residents under the age of 18 can enter to win a full scholarship to any state college or state university after their first vaccination. According to the Department of Health, there have been around 1 million entries collected for the lottery. The next four Wednesdays names of the lottery winners will be drawn where the money will come from the existing federal COVID-19 relief funds.

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