Gov. Kate Brown urged Oregonians to get vaccinated as soon as possible, with less than one week remaining before the first Take Your Shot, Oregon drawing on June 28.
Oregonians 18 and older have the chance to win $1 million or one of 36 $10,000 prizes––with one winner in each county in Oregon. Oregonians age 12 to 17 have a chance to win one of five $100,000 Oregon College Savings Plan scholarships. Oregonians must receive at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine before the draw date to be entered to win.
“Don’t miss your chance to win $1 million––if you have been waiting to get vaccinated, go get it done today,” said Brown said. “It’s never been easier to get a vaccine, so don’t miss your shot to enter. Vaccines are the best tool available to protect yourself and loved ones from COVID-19.”
Oregon is achingly close to hitting a 70% adult vaccination rate statewide. Once the milestone is reached all coronavirus restrictions will be lifted.
Along with the reminder of a looming deadline, the state announced new prizes as part of the program.
Four travel packages to destinations around Oregon have also been added courtesy of Travel Oregon. The travel prizes are valued at up to $2,000 and include lodging, accommodations, dining and activities for two at iconic Oregon travel destinations. In addition, several counties have partnered with the state to add additional prizes for the Take Your Shot, Oregon campaign.
Take Your Shot, Oregon drawings will begin on June 28, with winners announced in July.
All Oregonians who have received a federally-administered vaccine dose, such at a VA health facility, Oregonians vaccinated out-of-state, and those who were vaccinated during a clinical trial can go to takeyourshot.oregon.gov to fill out a simple online form to make sure they are entered to win. People who received vaccines through Tribal vaccination clinics and sites are already entered to win and do not need to sign up individually.
Funding for the statewide prizes is coming from Oregon’s share of the federal Coronavirus Relief Act.