There is another initiative to get New Yorkers vaccinated. This time officials are aiming at football fans. It's called "Vax and Win". Those who get vaccinated have a chance to win some cool NFL gear and tickets from their favorite New York teams. (I know there is only one true New York team that plays in New York-the Buffalo Bills, but they are lumping in the New York Jets and the New York Giants.)
COVID-19 is no joke. Both my fiancee and I had it and we are both completely vaccinated. I am disappointed that COVID and the vaccine have become a political statement and not a plight to keep everyone as healthy as possible. Now there is a vaccine that should be available for children ages 5 to 11 by Thanksgiving. Both Ryan's mom and I aren't 100% sure about it just yet.
The incentives for people to get the COVID-19 vaccine are getting bigger. Just recently the Governor offered the "Vax and Scratch". For one week those who received a vaccine got a voucher to get a scratch-off that could be worth up to five million dollars. Now the goal is to get as many twelve to seventeen-year-olds vaccinated in New York state. The incentive is free college scholarships.