Results for - Ohio Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Lottery, Will Give Away $1 Million To 5 Vaccinated Ohioans
As demand for the coronavirus vaccine plummets across his state, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) is dangling attractive incentives to convince Ohioans to get vaccinated: $1 million prizes and full-ride scholarships to public colleges.
1. DeWine announced in a Wednesday statewide televised address that five vaccinated adults would be chosen at random to each receive a $1 million prize as part of the "Ohio Vax-a-Million" lottery. Do you think this is a good strategy to get more people vaccinated?
2. If you are not planning on getting vaccinated, would you change your mind if you could win $1 million?
3. Demand shortfalls have been reported across the country ― a troubling trend that has prompted other states to come up with their own ideas to incentivize the vaccine. West Virginia, for example, said last month that vaccinated residents 16 to 35 would be eligible to receive a $100 savings bond. Maine has been offering prizes like free hunting licenses and retail gift cards to persuade residents to get vaccinated, and New Jersey launched a "Shot and Beer" program, which allows vaccinated residents 21 and older to get a free beer at participating breweries. Does your state or province offer any incentive for getting vaccinated?
4. Does your work offer an incentive for getting vaccinated?