In New York, anyone can get a dose of Janssen’s coronavirus vaccine and ride the subway for free. The response has been massive. Thousands of people are lining up to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. In Ohio, the governor is offering a $1 million prize for whoever gets vaccinated against Covid-19.
The United States is looking for solutions to overcome doubts about the vaccine against the coronavirus, and Mike DeWine, governor of Ohio, has surprised with an announcement. In several posts on social networks he announced that the state of Ohio will randomly select 5 residents who have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, and they will receive a prize of $1 million.
The drawings will begin on May 26 and will occur every Wednesday for 5 consecutive weeks, states Mike DeWine, Governor of Ohio: “Two weeks from tonight on May 26, we will announce a drawing winner for adults who have received at least their first dose of vaccine. This announcement will occur every Wednesday for five weeks, and the winner each Wednesday will receive $1 million.”
Joe Biden, President of the United States, has changed his strategy to vaccinate the most skeptical against the coronavirus and instead of stadiums to immunize as many people as possible, he is now betting on the intimacy of churches, pharmacies and the family doctor’s office.
The idea is to reach those who are reluctant to get vaccinated against IDVOC through someone they trust, such as a family member, a priest or a pharmacist, explained Anthony Fauci, the country’s leading epidemiologist, in an interview.
Americans, instead of having to make an appointment online, can now apply for vaccinations at 40,000 pharmacies in the United States without an appointment. Joe Biden’s administration has also decided to grant $250 million to community organizations that can provide transportation to those who want to receive the dose. The U.S. administration is considering investing millions of dollars in awareness campaigns to promote vaccination among young people, rural communities and migrants.