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Registration Deadline For Ohio's First Vax-2-School Lottery Drawing Is Looming

Marin Ackerman, 10, center, receives a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from registered nurse Sydney Mogul, right, with some distraction help from certified child life specialist Hanna Mathess during the first COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Franklin County for children age 5-11 at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021.
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Marin Ackerman, 10, center, receives a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from registered nurse Sydney Mogul, right, with some distraction help from certified child life specialist Hanna Mathess during the first COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Franklin County for children age 5-11 at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021.

Ohio residents between the age of 5 and 25 who have had at least one dose of the COVID vaccine are eligible to be entered into a sweepstake to win educational scholarships. It’s the state’s second attempt to boost vaccination rates through a lottery.

The deadline for the first drawing is Sunday.

There are 150 $10,000 scholarships up for grabs and five $100,000 scholarships. They can be used at any Ohio college, trade school or any educational post-high school training program.

Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff said the deadlines for the drawings are coming up soon.

“The first is November 21 followed by November 28th and then December 1st . If you register by November 21st, you are eligible for all of the drawings,” Vanderhoff said.

The state announced the Vax 2 School program in September but delayed the drawings till shots for kids 5-11 were approved by the CDC.

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