DeWine announces new vaccine incentive program for those 12-25

LUCAS CO., Ohio (ADAMS) – Governor Mike DeWine yesterday announced a new incentive that he hopes will encourage young people to get vaccinated against COVID.

The ‘Vax-2-School’ program will offer vaccinated individuals between the ages of 12 and 25 the chance to win one of five $100,000 scholarships and 50 $10,000 scholarships.

The following was issued by the governor:

Governor DeWine emphasized that keeping kids in school, in-person, five days a week, remains a priority.  We know that the best way to do that is to get students vaccinated.  In addition to protecting kids from the severe effects of the virus, students who are vaccinated, do not have to quarantine if exposed, which means they won’t miss out on school.

To encourage eligible kids to get vaccinated, Governor DeWine announced the Ohio Vax-2-School program, which will be open to Ohioans aged 12 to 25 years old, and will be similar to the scholarship portion of the successful Vax-a-Million program. Prizes will include 50 scholarships worth $10,000 each and five $100,000 scholarships to an Ohio college or university for career or technical education.  Prizes will be announced Monday through Friday beginning the week of October 11th.  More details will be announced, including how to register, in the coming days.

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