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DeWine Says Ohio Might Consider Vaccination Incentives

Apr 27, 2021

Gov. Mike DeWine gets the COVID-19 vaccine, February 2021.
Credit Office of Gov. Mike Dewine

There are 4.6 million Ohioans who have received at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. That's 39% of the state’s total population. State officials are looking at how to create incentives for people who haven't gotten the shot. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports. 

Gov. Mike DeWine says the state is continuing to look for ways to encourage people to get the COVID-19 vaccine.  

 

He notes that some businesses have offered cash or vacation days, while other companies have hosted vaccine clinics on site. 

 

"There's no magic bullet here. I just think our obligation as a state is to make it available to everyone, as convenient as we can." 

 

DeWine says they continue to consider other ways to incentivize getting the vaccine. 

 

West Virginia announced that anyone between 16 and 35-years-old will get a $100 savings bond if they're vaccinated.