“Take advantage of the incentives that we are offering,” Walz said at a press conference Thursday. “Get out there and explore Minnesota. “
All residents who receive their first dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine between Friday and June 30 will be among 100,000 eligible winners to choose rewards from nine different prizes.
“Our goal is very clear on this: To enjoy these things this summer, we need to be vaccinated,” Walz said. “We think it’s a great way to start the summer. “
2.8 million people in Minnesota have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, representing 64% of the state’s population, the state reported as of May 25.
like New York, Maryland, Ohio and Oregon have also announced vaccine promotion programs. Preliminary data in Ohio showed a 53% increase in vaccines week-over-week since the announcement of a vaccine lottery offering vaccinated residents a chance to win up to $ 5 million.
is also offered. Uber and Lyft will offer free rides to people who are going to get the vaccine. The Chicago Music Series will offer free tickets to events throughout the summer for those vaccinated, and the Super Bowl will offer 50 tickets to raffle winners who are vaccinated.