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Ohio expands Vax-2-School COVID vaccine incentive with ages 5-11 now included: How to enter

The new COVID-19 vaccine incentive offers $2 million in total prizes.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — With emergency use authorization of Pfizer’s lower-dose COVID-19 vaccine now given approval for ages 5-11, the state of Ohio has officially expanded the Vax-2-School incentive to include this particular age group.

The vaccine incentive offers $2 million in total college scholarships, which includes five prizes worth $100,000 and another 150 prizes worth $10,000 each.

You can enter the Vax-2-School contest HERE. Note: You must receive at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in order to enter.

The final day to register for the grand prize drawings is Dec. 1. Daily prize winners will be announced starting Nov. 29 through Dec. 3.

RELATED: Ohio health officials outline how parents can find a COVID vaccine for their child with ages 5-11 now approved

When Vax-2-School first opened on Oct. 4, eligibility was limited to those ages 12-25.

The state of Ohio also announced Wednesday that more than 367,000 lower-dose COVID vaccines will be available throughout the state for children ages 5-11.

"It will be some time, even with robust uptake of the vaccine, before we have substantial numbers of our school-aged children who are fully vaccinated and are therefore fully protected," he said.

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