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Vax-2-School Program: Eligible Ohioans have less than 1 week left to register

Posted at 11:14 AM, Nov 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-15 11:14:40-05

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohioans ages 5 to 25 who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine have less than one week left to register for the “Vax-2-School” Program drawing.

The first registration deadline is Sunday, Nov. 21.

The other deadlines are as follows:

  • Sunday, Nov. 28, 11:59 p.m. – eligible for the second drawing (75, $10,000 winners) and the grand prize drawing.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 1, 11:59 p.m. – eligible for the grand prize drawing. 

Click here to register.

Ohioans who register have the chance to win one of 150 $10,000 scholarships, or one of five $100,000 grand prize scholarships.

The Ohio Vax-2-School prize scholarships, awarded in Ohio 529 College Advantage plans, can be used at the Ohio college, university, technical/trade school, or career program of the winner’s choice.

If you are not yet vaccinated and want to be eligible for the scholarship, there are clinics across the state offering appointments and walk-ins to receive a vaccine. Click here to schedule a vaccination appointment.

To date, 6.02% of Ohioans age 5-11 have at least started the vaccine, as has 43.92% of those 12-17 and 51.14% of those 18-29.

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Ohio Department of Health data on vaccination rates for different age groups in Ohio.

RELATED: Lorain County leads Northeast Ohio in vaccinating 5 to 11-year-olds

Visit our Vaccinating Ohio page for the latest updates on Ohio's vaccination program, including links to sign up for a vaccine appointment, a map of nearby vaccination sites, a detailed breakdown of the state's current vaccine phase, and continuing local coverage of COVID-19 vaccines in Northeast Ohio.

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