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New Incentive Program Aims to Increase Vaccinations
By Brian W. Carter, Contributing Writer
Published June 3, 2021

The program was created to help people get vaccinated against COVID-19, especially those in hard-to-reach communities. Getty Images

Recently Governor Gavin Newsom revealed the “Vax for the Win” incentive program to motivate Californians to get vaccinated before the state’s reopening June 15. The program was created to help people get vaccinated against COVID-19, especially those in hard-to-reach communities.

“California has already made incredible progress in the fight against COVID-19, with the lowest case rates in the country, while administering millions more vaccines than any other state,” said Governor Newsom. “Getting every eligible Californian vaccinated is how we bring our state roaring back from this pandemic.

“We’re doing everything it takes to get Californians vaccinated as we approach June 15 to help us fully reopen safely.”

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All Californians aged 12+ who have been partially vaccinated are eligible for the cash prize drawings taking place in June. Thirty winners in total will be selected for the “$50,000 Fridays” cash prize drawings on June 4 and June 11, totaling $1.5 million. On June 15, $1.5 million will be awarded to 10 Californians with a grand total of $15 million in cash prizes. Winners must complete their vaccination in order to claim their prize. If someone under 18 wins, the cash will be put in a savings account for them until they turn 18.

On Monday, Barbara Ferrer, director of Public Health shared words of thanks to men and women who have served and continued to encourage everyone to stay safe.

All Californians aged 12+ who have been partially vaccinated are eligible for the cash prize drawings taking place in June. Courtesy Photo

“Each day, we join families and friends mourning loved ones lost to COVID-19 and we keep all who are grieving in our thoughts and prayers,” said Ferrer. “We also keep in our hearts the memory and sacrifice of the men and women in the armed forces that gave their lives for our country.

“We hope that you continue to gather safely and protect each other.”

As of Monday, May 31, the L.A. County Dept. of Public Health confirmed 5 new deaths and 174 new cases of COVID-19. There were 261 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 with 17% of nearly 6,760,000 individuals testing positive with symptoms.

Public Health identified 1,244,054 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 24,339 deaths. Cases across the Southland: Los Angeles County shows 1,179,386 cases, Long Beach with 53,378 cases and Pasadena with 11,290.

According to race and ethnicity, COVID-19 statistics show: American Indian/Alaska Native with 2,004; Asian with 56,649; Black with 46,808; Hispanic/Latino with 632,791; Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander with 4,222; White with 130,372; those of other race and ethnicity with 98,518 and 208,022 under investigation.

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For more information, visit COVID19.ca.gov/vax-for-the-win. To schedule an appointment to be vaccinated, visit MyTurn.ca.gov or call the CA COVID-19 Hotline at 1-833-422-4255.

For more information and statistics on COVID-19 in Los Angeles County, please visit http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/

For more detailed information on COVID-19 vaccination plans in L.A. County and to sign up for a vaccination newsletter, visit: www.VaccinateLACounty.com

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