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US states offer cash incentives for Covid vaccinations

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Washington (AFP) – First launched in Ohio, cash prize incentives to get people vaccinated are taking off in other US states to boost a slowing Covid-19 shot campaign. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced a week ago that five adults who get vaccinated will each win $1 million in the state’s “Vax-a-Million” lottery. The eastern state of Maryland unveiled a lottery program of its own on Thursday providing up to $2 million to residents who get their shots. “The goal is just to get those reluctant folks, or people who just haven’t thought about it,” Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said. Some 67 percen…

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