Coronavirus Vaccine – Philly COVID vaccine sweepstakes: City to announce first winners
People who live in the 19126 zip code, in the Oak Lane section of the city, will receive half of this week’s prizes — but they must be fully vaccinated.
“So it is possible that someone could get a call and find out they just missed a chance to win $50,000 because if they didn’t get their first shot by the time they get their call, they can’t win,” she said. “So we really want to make sure they don’t miss out on those chances and they do get their shots.”
Bettigole, who was director of the Chronic Disease Prevention section of the city’s Health Department before assuming her current role, says the goal is to vaccinate as many people as possible as quickly as possible, and the lottery is just one way the city is getting the word out. She said the prizes could be the extra incentive people need to get protected against COVID-19.
The next drawing in July will focus on the 19133 ZIP code in North Philly.