Ohio governor offers chance at $1 million prize to get vaccinated

Eloise Marshall
May 13, 2021

The state also will begin mobilizing vaccination resources Thursday to administer the shots to children 12 years and older, following FDA and CDC approval of Pfizer's COVID-19 inoculation for that age group. "It does not mean we are all safe", DeWine said. He said this is simply a transition into Ohioans making their own decisions about wearing a mask, social distancing and how to protect themselves. Orders for nursing homes and assisted living facilities will remain in place.

The governor also announced that, beginning on May 26th, for five Wednesdays the state will hold a drawing for adults who have received the vaccine with the victor each weekday getting $1 million.

DeWine is also bribing those who have not yet been vaccinated to do so. I know that some may say, "DeWine, you're insane!"

An electronic portal will be opened Tuesday, May 18 for registration. Each Wednesday following May 18, the state will randomly select one teen who will win a full four-year scholarship to any college or university in the state of Ohio.

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In a separate drawing for OH adults who have received at least their first dose of the vaccine, the prize will be $1 million. "This million-dollar drawing idea of yours is a waste of money, '" DeWine said.

On Wednesday, May 12, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced an end date for pandemic health orders, as well as incentives and lottery drawings in an afternoon statewide address, in order to get more Ohioans vaccinated.

The Ohio Department of Health reports coronavirus cases daily, following the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's definition of a case, which includes those diagnosed through genetic PCR or antigen tests, or people diagnosed in a clinical setting - experiencing symptoms who are linked to a confirmed COVID-19 case, among other criteria.

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