West Virginia offers free custom hunting rifles and shotguns to people who got their first COVID-19 vaccine.
Vaccines have been one of the main factors to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. As incentives to get vaccinated, many states and companies around the U.S. offered donuts, beer, food, etc. According to the state's Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), around 41.4 percent of the West Virginia population is vaccinated against COVID-19. West Vergina offered a $1.5 million cash prize, custom-outfitted trucks, and custom hunting rifles and shotguns.
On June 1, 2021, West Virginia GovernerJim Justice announced a new COVID-19 vaccine incentive. From June 20 to August 4, any West Virginian who has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will be eligible to participate in weekly lottery drawings.
A $1.588 million grand prize, a $ 588,000-second prize, full scholarships to any higher education institution in West Virginia, custom-outfitted trucks, weekend vacations at state parks, lifetime hunting and fishing licenses, custom hunting rifles, and custom hunting shotguns will be awarded as part of the incentive.
Also, Gov.Justice offered that fully vaccinated people between the ages of 16 and 35 receive a $100 savings bond or a $100 gift card. Furthermore, a total of 20,527 registrations have been submitted since registration first opened.
A poll conducted by the data intelligence company 'Morning Consult' found 28 percent of West Virginians were unwilling to get the COVID-19 vaccine, the highest percentage of any state in the country.
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