LOS ANGELES COUNTY – A day after ushering in the state’s full reopening at Universal Studios Hollywood, Governor Gavin Newsom will tomorrow highlight more attractions Californians can look forward to revisiting this summer and announce a new Vax for the Win partnership to continue encouraging more Californians to get vaccinated as the state turns to post-pandemic life.
Starting today, June 15, the restrictions that have been in place over the past year are no longer in effect, including physical distancing, capacity limits, county tier systems and masks in almost all settings for vaccinated Californians.
Under Vax for the Win, California was one of the only states in the country to achieve a week-over-week increase in the rate of vaccinations, and most recently saw a 22 percent increase in vaccinations – including an increase in rates amongst hard-to-reach communities. Since launching Vax for the Win, more than 3 million vaccine doses have been reported, including over 924,221 Californians newly starting their vaccination process, and the state has seen the largest number of first doses administered in communities hit hardest by the pandemic.
The Governor today selected 10 lucky Californians to receive $1.5 million each as part of the final cash prize drawing in the Vax for the Win program – the largest vaccine incentive program in the nation. The program previously selected 30 winners to receive $50,000 each, for a total of $1,500,000. In addition, the program is providing $100 million in $50 prepaid or grocery cards for newly vaccinated people, while supplies last. Vaccinated Californians will also have the chance to win one of six California Dream Vacation packages in a drawing on July 1.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at approx. 9:00 a.m. PDT
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