State of Missouri Launches New Program to Get Residents Vaccinated

In an effort to increase COVID-19 vaccinations across Missouri, the state is starting a new vaccine incentive program: Missouri VIP. Over the next three months, 900 Missourians who have or will choose to be vaccinated will win cash or education savings account prizes in the amount of $10,000.  This program is split into three categories: Red, White, and Blue. The first drawing for the $10,000 prize will take place on August 13 and will take place every 2 weeks through October 8. Once state residents eceive a dose, they become eligible to enter the sweepstakes at Once entered, their entry will be carried over through all the drawings. Along with the big money prize, local public health agencies will be provided to provide $25 to each person who receives a vaccine. his program would provide incentives for administrators to pass along to recipients for 440,000 vaccines administered across Missouri and would sunset on December 31, 2021. Governor Mike Parson announced Wednesday that 82% of Missourians 65 and older have received one dose of the vaccine. Only 30% of those 12 to 24 have been vaccinated with at least one shot, with 47% of ALL Missouri residents receiving at least one dose.

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