State to offer incentives to younger Ohioans to get vaccinated

In an effort to get younger people vaccinated against COVID-19, Gov. Mike DeWine today announced the state will give away scholarships to those ages 12 to 25 who have already been inoculated or will do so before the drawings.

These Ohio Vax-to-School drawings would be held weekly over a five-week period.

There would be five weekly $100,000 scholarship drawings and 10 weekly $10,000 scholarships.

That money could be used for Ohio colleges and universities as well as for career or technical education as well as job training, DeWine said.

He didn’t say when the program would begin.

DeWine compared this new program to the Ohio Vax-a-Million drawings, which started May 26, and gave away $1 million a week for five weeks as well as full scholarships for those under the age of 18.

However, DeWine acknowledged that program increased vaccinations for only about two weeks.


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