Ohio Ends Incentive Lottery With DPT Vaccination Results | national
Columbus, Ohio (AP) – Ohio, which has launched a nationwide campaign to provide millions of dollars in incentives to increase vaccination rates, was scheduled to end its program on Wednesday, but still has a vaccination standard of 50 %. Cannot be defeated.
States aren’t the only mixed results to attribute.
Republican Gov. Mike DeWine’s announcement of an incentive program on May 12 has had the desired effect, with a 43% increase in state vaccinations from the previous week. But the number of vaccinations He has since fallen.
“Obviously, the impact has waned since week two,” DeWine admitted Wednesday.
The Vax 2 the Max Sweepstakes program in New Mexico saw vaccinated residents win prizes from a pool totaling $ 10 million. The rewards include a $ 5 million grand prize drawn later this summer. The competition prevented further cuts in vaccination rates But the first boost was small. According to the governor’s office, the average number of new vaccination records for the first seven days of the contest was 1,437 per day, just 85 more per day than the week before.
California Awarded $ 116.5 million in cash prizes The country’s biggest vaccine price pot – and Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom has said he increases immunization when people need more to overcome reserves and inertia.
From the inducement announcement to the finals on June 15, California is one of the few states where vaccination rates have increased every week, including a 22% increase in the week before the award. Mentionned. Of the Grand Prix.
Sacramento Bee pointed out The increase was skewed by fewer vaccinations for 3 days over Memorial Day weekend the previous week, with most of the increase being from 2 Pfizer vaccines 3 weeks after 12-15 year olds were eligible on May 13 . It turned out to be due to the second inoculation. ..
In West Virginia, Republican Gov. Jim Justice wanted to use a series of giveaways to breathe new life into a dramatically slowed vaccination campaign after a powerful early start.
When he released the designs last month, Justice predicted that more than two-thirds of eligible residents over the age of 12 would be vaccinated by the time Maskmandate was withdrawn on Sunday. However, the state failed to meet that target – 61.5% had received at least one dose in Sunday’s first draw.
In late May, Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced that citizens of Oregon over the age of 18 had been vaccinated with at least the first COVID-19 vaccine. Automatically completed to earn $ 1 million Or one of the $ 36 prizes – there is a winner in each county. Oregon students aged 12 to 17 have the chance to win one of five $ 100,000 scholarships. The lottery will take place on June 28.
The Oregonian reported In early June, the seven-day average for adults who received their first injection actually fell from around 9,000 the day before Democrat Brown announced the lottery to 6,700, almost two weeks later.
This month, Brown unveiled additional prizes, including travel packages to destinations around Oregon and more than $ 100 in gift cards handed out at the vaccine site over the weekend of June 12.
Vaccination has been delayed in Colorado since the lottery Deployed by Democratic Governor Jared Polis Last month, compared to the same time the month before the contest started, the dose administered in the month since the police announced it was about 589,000 less.
From June 4 to July 7, the state is offering five residents a chance to win $ 1 million each in a weekly raffle.
In Ohio, as of Wednesday, about 5.5 million people had been vaccinated at least once with the Pfizer or Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines, which is about 47% of the population. About 5 million people, or 43% of the population, have completed this process.
The incentive’s success was short-lived, but it gained Ohio citizens who straddled the border or had no intention of getting vaccinated, the Ohio governor said.
As proof, Amazon delivery driver Jonathan Carlyle, who won the second million dollar second prize on June 2, said the next day: “Yes, I have to do it now. “
The state announced the final winner on Wednesday, Esperanza Diaz of Cincinnati taking home $ 1 million and Brecksville Sydney Daum of Cuyahoga County taking home a full scholarship.
DeWine continues to encourage Ohio residents to vaccinate, saying the end of the state’s social distancing requirements, the return to face-to-face classes in the fall, and the growth of viral variants remain a concern. I go. Last week, DeWine held a press conference at Thomas Worthington High School on the outskirts of Columbus, leading students and coaches to recommend vaccination for high school students playing sports.
Associated Press writer Farnoush Amiri in Columbus, Ohio, Susan Montoya Bryan in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Salem, Oregon. John Rabbie in Charleston, West Virginia. Patty Niberg from Denver. Don Thompson of Sacramento contributed to this report. Amiri, Cline, and Nieberg are members of the Associated Press / Report for America Statehouse News Initiative Corps. Report for America is a national, nonprofit service program that places reporters in the local newsroom to report on unreported issues.
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