Nov. 15, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Less than a Week Left to Register for First Ohio Vax-2-School Program Drawing
COLUMBUS – The Ohio Vax-2-School registration deadlines are quickly approaching for Ohioans ages 5-25 to win one of 150, $10,000 scholarships, or one of five $100,000 grand prize scholarships. The first registration deadline, Sunday, Nov. 21, is less than a week away. The deadlines are as follows:
- Sunday, Nov. 21, 11:59 p.m. – eligible for all drawings.
- 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.
Ohioans ages 5-25, or their parents or guardians, can enter once they have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at www.ohiovax2school.com or by phone at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634), ideally by the first registration deadline of Sunday, Nov. 21.
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.
COVID-19 vaccines are widely available throughout the state. Many providers offer walk-in appointments, or Ohioans can schedule a vaccination appointment at gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov. Ohioans who want to learn more about the safety, efficacy, and side effects of COVID-19 vaccines should talk to their doctor, nurse, or pharmacist, or visit coronavirus.ohio.gov/vaccine.
Vaccines offer the best protection from COVID-19, and the Ohio Vax-2-School program is an added incentive to be vaccinated for those in the eligible age group who have received at least one dose of the vaccine. This applies to vaccinations received at any point since the COVID-19 vaccines have been available.
ODH has been diligently working with vaccine providers, including local health departments, pediatricians, family physicians, community health centers, both adult and children’s hospitals, schools, and pharmacies across the state to vaccinate Ohio’s youth.