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Nearly 900 Ohio Government Employees Took $100 Vaccine Incentive

A nurse prepares a Moderna vaccination at a Columbus vaccine clinic.
Dan Konik
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Ohio Public Radio
A nurse prepares a Moderna vaccination at a Columbus vaccine clinic.

The state says nearly 900 employees have taken advantage of Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's $100 vaccine incentive offer since he rolled it out last month.

Melissa Vince, a spokesperson for the Ohio Department of Administrative Services, said the agency received more than 10,000 emails from employees expressing interest.

So far 882 employee $100 incentives have been processed and 218 $25 incentives for employees' spouses.

The state has about 50,000 employees but maintains no record of how many are vaccinated.

The governor announced the incentive last month in hopes of boosting the state's stagnating vaccination rate.