The city launched its vaccine incentive program on Aug. 7 to boost immunization rates, with a focus on Wards 5, 7 and 8 — wards with high concentrations of poverty and low vaccination rates. So far, 938 children between the ages of 12 and 17 have received their vaccinations at a designated site. Six hundred of these children live in Wards, 5, 7 or 8.
Maryland will offer full-ride college scholarships as an incentive to get teenagers vaccinated against COVID-19, Gov. Larry Hogan (R) announced Wednesday.
The VaxU Scholarship Promotion will offer $50,000 scholarships, or the equivalent of full tuition and fees for a public four-year college or university, to 20 vaccinated students between the ages of 12 and 17.
Beginning July 12 and running for eight weeks, two winners will be randomly selected each Monday. On Labor Day, four additional winners will be selected.
Hogan said the winners will receive a Maryland 529 Prepaid College Trust contract, which locks in today’s tuition rates for
A shot in the arm could lead to a free ride for college-bound Maryland youth.|| COVID-19 updates | Maryland’s latest numbers | Get tested | Vaccine Info ||Maryland will award $50,000 college scholarships to randomly selected youth who are vaccinated against COVID-19, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday afternoon from the University of Maryland campus. The governor said vaccination rates are lagging among young people.”Like with every age group, there are certain people who haven’t gotten around to it. You know, they’re like, ‘I may get it but I just didn’t feel the need.’ And there are others who are just … Read More
This comes as a number of states are offering prizes and other incentives to encourage residents to get vaccinated.