Oregon Governor Kate Brown made a big announcement on Friday. She is doing everything she can to make sure Oregon residents get the vaccine. She recently helped organize a lottery for vaccinated individuals. For Oregon residents who get their first vaccine dose before June 27th, they are entered into a drawing with a good chance at getting a decent money payout. The “Take Your Shot Oregon” campaign will draw the winners on June 28.

The top prize is a $1,000,000 jackpot. There are 36 counties in Oregon and a separate  $10,000 prize for each county. In the less populated areas, individuals have pretty good odds at some good money. For younger vaccinated Oregonians there are five $100,000 Oregon College Savings Plan scholarships available to win for ages 12-17. Getting the vaccine is enough and people will automatically be put in the drawing.

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Gov. Kate Brown is wanting 70% of eligible people to get vaccinated in Oregon and said once the state reaches that number she will drop most COVID restrictions. When making the announcement, Oregon Kate Brown said, “The Take Your Shot Oregon Campaign is a way to thank Oregonians for stepping up and keeping our communities safe. It’s never been easier to get a vaccine, so don’t miss your shot to enter!”

The campaign is funded from the federal Coronavirus Relief Act. Oregon is not the only state to do this. Ohio, New York and Maryland have all started similar lottery prizes for people who get the vaccine. I can't see Governor Brad Little jumping on and doing this but I could be wrong. Would something like this entice you to get it if you have not already?

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While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.