Residents of New Mexico Who Take Vaccine Will be Rewarded With $100

Residents of New Mexico Who Take Vaccine Will be Rewarded With 0
FILE – This March 6, 2021, file photo, shows vials of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a hospital pharmacy in Denver. Vaccine supplies have eclipsed demand in New Mexico even as the state makes a hard push toward meeting a key vaccination goal Thursday, June 17. The state is offering cash incentives for people who get either their second shot or the one-time Johnson & Johnson shot by Thursday. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Residents of New Mexico who receive a second dose or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine by Thursday will be rewarded with $100. The New Mexico Department of Health says they are trying to reach their goal of fully vaccinating 60% of its residents 16 years old and up this week.

This incentive is part of the “Vax 2 the Max” program. In this program, vaccinated residents can win prizes from a pool of $10 million. The state will hold its first drawings for four prizes of $250,000 each on Friday.

The lottery program is funded by federal pandemic relief money, the governor says.

– BCNN1 Staff

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