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West Virginia is boosting its vaccine incentive program to immunize more residents from the coronavirus, Gov. Jim Justice announced on Tuesday.
All residents who receive the COVID-19 vaccine will be enrolled in a chance to win a college scholarship, a tricked-out truck, or a hunting rifle, in addition to the $1.588 million grand prize. The program, which runs from June 20 to August 4, will be paid for through the Federal Epidemic Relief Fund.
Justice said, “The faster we get people across the finish line, the more lives we save. That’s all.” “If the tab just keeps going the cost is too high. Hospitalizations are too high. We have to get all our people to the finish line.”
Justice announced in April that West Virginians aged 16 to 35 who have been vaccinated could receive a $100 savings bond. State vaccination campaign It has slowed down considerably since showing a strong early start.
The state reports 51.1% of the state’s population. At least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine has been received. Justice hopes the new proposals for the state’s $588,000 second prize, weekend vacations in state parks, lifetime hunting and fishing licenses, and custom hunting shotguns will boost that number.
West Virginians who have been fully vaccinated will need to register at a later date to win the newly announced prize.
Vaccine stimulus plans have taken off across the country as governors attempt to entice residents who may be reluctant, to become immune to the coronavirus.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday night that 40.9% of the population Fully vaccinated. President Biden aims to get at least 70% One vaccine shot and 160 million adults out of the US adult population will be fully vaccinated by July 4.
Ohio, one of the first states to adopt a lottery campaign for vaccinated adults, reported an increase in vaccines administered following the announcement. Week After the announcement of the lotteryVaccination increased by 55% for residents aged 20 to 49. For people aged 16 to 17, a jump of 94% was observed
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