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By Elizabeth Hovde
Washington Policy Center 

Vaccine mandate remains, boosters incentivized


Last updated 8/16/2022 at 7:33am

Remember last summer when the state was acting like Oprah and giving away prizes to people for getting vaccines? “You get a game system!” “You get tuition!” “You win the lottery!”

My teenage boys were disappointed it didn’t work out for me. It did for others. Washington state gave away more than $2 million in prizes as incentives for Washingtonians to get COVID-19 vaccines before the state’s “reopening.” It included a $1 million grand prize called the “Shot of a lifetime.” All you had to do to get in the sweepstakes was be a state resident and be one of the people i...

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