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  • Get a COVID-19 shot and a chance to win up to $10,000

    May 27, 2021 | Read More News
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    vaccine siteThe Pima County Health Department will be handing out Arizona Lottery scratcher tickets at two locations this holiday weekend as part of a test to see if incentives will motivate people sitting on the vaccination fence to hop off and get their shots.

    The Arizona Lottery has graciously donated 200 $2 scratcher tickets, which have a maximum prize of $10,000 and assorted smaller cash prizes, with the overall odds of getting a winning ticket at 1 in 4.

    The Health Department will give away 100 of the tickets Saturday, May 29, at the Westgate Shopping Center, 1785 W. Ajo Way (southeast corner of Mission Road and Ajo Way), and 100 tickets Monday, May 31, at Pima Community College’s Desert Vista Campus, 5901 S. Calle Santa Cruz. The Westgate and PCC sites will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Tickets will be given to the first 100 people age 21 and older getting the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine or their first shot of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, which require two doses.

    Separately, the Health Department is offering free admission to the Pima Air & Space Museum to people who go to the FEMA mobile vaccination center at the museum through May 29. The site is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    “We know there are a lot of people still deciding whether to get the vaccine, or who are willing to get vaccinated if the circumstances are right. If incentives like the museum tickets or the Lottery tickets help give someone that final bit of motivation to get their shot, then it makes sense to give them a try,” said Health Department Director Dr. Theresa Cullen.

    If the Lottery Ticket incentive proves a motivator for some people to get their shot, the Health Department may continue the incentive at more vaccination sites in the county.

    For a full list of vaccination sites, visit pima.gov/covid19vaccine.