Ohio Expands Vax-2-School Program to Include $2 Million Worth of Prizes
The state's increasing incentives to drive vaccinations
The state is doubling the previously announced amount of money intended for Ohio's Vax-2-School program to $2 million worth of prizes, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) announced Friday.
Last month, Governor Mike DeWine announced the program as part of a statewide effort to get more people vaccinated. The announcement came amid reports of rising hospitalizations in Ohioans under the age of 50 in recent months.
Under the updated program, all vaccinated Ohioans between the ages of 12 and 25 are eligible to receive one of 150, $10,000 scholarships, or one of five $100,000 grand prize scholarships. The scholarships can be applied to college, career or technical education training courses. A portion of that funding will come from COVID-19 relief funds allocated to the state.
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