At a press conference today, Governor Kate Brown and Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen gave an update on Oregon’s vaccination progress and announced incentives to encourage people to get their shots.
Six counties have vaccinated at least 65% of their residents 16 and older. In other good news, COVID-19 hospitalizations across the state are the lowest they’ve been since April.
People in Oregon who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by June 27 will be entered to win a prize from the “Take Your Shot Oregon” campaign. Prizes include:
- One $1 million winner for Oregonians age 18 and older
- Five $100,000 Oregon College Savings Plan scholarship winners for Oregonians age 12–17
- One $10,000 winner for each of Oregon’s 36 counties
Selections will be made on June 28 and winners will be announced the week after. Read more about the state’s vaccination progress on our blog.