Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced the state received nearly 500,000 MO VIP entries for the first drawing. The MO VIP incentivizes vaccination for those who have not yet been vaccinated, as well as provides an opportunity for rewards for the more than 3 million Missourians who have already made the decision to be protected through vaccination.
The state’s vaccine dashboard shows more than 300,000 doses have been administered since July 21st. July 21st was the start of the MO VIP incentive. More than 180,000 individuals have initiated vaccination in the same time period. As of today, more than 50 percent of the eligible population (12 and up) has completed vaccination.
Eighty winners were randomly selected during today’s drawing from both the Red and White categories, with 10 from each congressional district. These individuals will each receive a cash prize of $10,000. In addition, 20 adolescents from the Blue category will be randomly selected to receive a $10,000 education savings account through the Missouri State Treasurer’s MOST 529 program. A total of 900 individuals will be rewarded through MO VIP through October.