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New York offers 50 college scholarships in push to vaccinate teenagers

New York offers 50 college scholarships in push to vaccinate teenagers
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New York is offering 50 college scholarships to teenagers in the state who get vaccinated against COVID-19 in an effort to boost vaccination rates.

Parents with children ages 12 to 17 who get vaccinated can enter their child to win a four-year scholarship to a state college or university.

New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoCNN insults #MeToo movement, provides happy ending for Jeffrey Toobin New York lawmakers pass bill allowing gender-neutral 'X' on state ID Republican NY state senator: Single-payer health care bill won't get a vote this week MORE (D) on Wednesday announced the initiativecalled "Get a Shot to Make Your Future," on Twitter.

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Fifty winners will be picked in five random drawings.

New York follows other states such as Oregon and Ohio in using a lottery to incentive residents to get vaccinated.

Oregon Gov. Kate BrownKate BrownMcAuliffe looms large as Virginia Democrats pick governor nominee Oregon governor signs bill banning guns at Capitol, requiring safe storage at home New York offers 50 college scholarships in push to vaccinate teenagers MORE (D) announced recently that her state is offering five separate scholarships worth $100,000 each.