University Graduate Awarded GHC5m by State in Bid to Encourage Vaccination among Young People

University Graduate Awarded GHC5m by State in Bid to Encourage Vaccination among Young People

- University graduate from Ohio, United States, has been awarded for getting a COVID-19 jab

- The young lady was the first to win the lottery in a bid to ensure more young people in high school and university are vaccinated

- The state will give out the same amount and college scholarships every Wednesday for the next four weeks

A university student in Ohio, US, has been awarded GHC5m for getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

University Graduate Awarded KSh 107 Million by State in Bid to Encourage Vaccination Among Under 18s
Ohio State is rewarding young people for getting the COVID-19 jab to prompt others to get the vaccine. Photo: Getty Images.
Source: UGC

The engineering student identified as Abbigail Bugenske became the first person to get the state lottery applicable to young people who got the vaccine.

Bugenske was among the 2.7 million people, and her name was mentioned during a 60 second broadcast on Wednesday.

Her grandmother Karen was interviewed by The Washingpost publication. She said she could not believe her grandchild won that amount.

"I can't believe it. I kept saying, 'Stop, this is a scam. It's, what, a million? No, you don't mean a million, you mean a thousand'. Wow, this is unbelievable.'

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The US state has been coming up with exciting ways to ensure young people get the jab.

Another winner

A four-year-old Joseph Castillo was also given a full-college scholarship because he was a COVID-19 vaccine recipient under 18.

The news was shared on the Good Morning America show, where the young boy was interviewed.

This is what was shared on Twitter:

The State will be issuing four more KSh 107 million cash prizes and four more scholarships every Wednesday night over the next four weeks.

In a separate story, reported about CDC's new guidelines to Americans, allowing vaccinated people to meet indoors without wearing a mask.

The CDC director Rochelle Walensky said those who have received their full doses could resume their normal lives at home.

The US institute noted that one could avoid quarantine and testing for COVID-19 if one does not experience symptoms.

As of Monday, March 8, over 30 million Americans had been vaccinated against the respiratory illness.


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