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California to Give $116.5 Million in Prizes for Vaccinations (1)

May 27, 2021, 11:22 PM

California officials who have spent months urging residents to get vaccinated against the coronavirus now hope $116.5 million in prizes will sweeten the deal.

Under the state’s new “Vax for the Win” campaign, launched Thursday, residents 12 years or older who are at least partially vaccinated will be eligible for cash prizes awarded in a series of three drawings in June. California joins a growing number of areas rolling out incentives -- from money to Girl Scout cookies -- to coax reluctant residents into getting shots.

California’s first two drawings, on June 4 and June 11, will select a total ...

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