Protect Michigan Commission Weekly Newsletter – July 7, 2021

‘MI Shot to Win’ Sweepstakes Launched – Get your shot and register to win millions

Last week Michigan announced the creation of the MI Shot To Win Sweepstakes, a lottery-style raffle that gives vaccinated Michiganders a chance to win more than $5 million in cash and a combined total of nearly $500,000 in college scholarships.

As of yesterday, the MI Shot to Win Sweepstakes has received 1,001,149 applicants for the grand prizes, with 44,966 young Michiganders signed up for the scholarship drawing. Saturday, July 10 is the last day to register for the $1 million dollar prize drawing.

The goal of the public outreach campaign, consisting of a series of statewide drawings, is to provide incentives to Michiganders to get a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible and to reach the 70% state vaccination goal.

Under Michigan’s new giveaway, residents age 18 and older who have received one dose of the vaccine are eligible to register for a combined total of more than $5 million in cash giveaways.

In addition, Michigan’s vaccine lottery will offer Michiganders between ages 12-17 the opportunity to win one of nine Scholarship Drawing prizes available. Each Scholarship Drawing prize consists of a four-year Michigan Education Trust (MET) charitable tuition contract (valued at $55,000) that may be used to pay for tuition and mandatory fees at a college or university in accordance with MET terms and conditions.

The sweepstakes began July 1 and ends on Aug. 3, 2021. Eligibility criteria for each of the drawings is at: www.MIShotToWin.com.

$1 million drawing:
• Entry dates: July 1 – July 10
• Open to all eligible persons who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccination between December 1, 2020 and July 10, 2021.

$2 million drawing:
• Entry dates: July 1 – August 3
• Open to all eligible persons who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccination between December 1, 2020 and July 30, 2021.

$50,000 daily drawings:
• Entry dates: July 1 – August 3
• Open to all eligible persons who got their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination on the date corresponding to the $50k Daily Drawing.

Scholarship drawing:
• Entry dates: July 1 – July 30
• Open to all eligible persons who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccination between December 1, 2020 and July 30, 2021.

Michigan’s sweepstakes giveaway is powered by Meijer in partnership with the Michigan Association of United Ways and the State of Michigan. The statewide vaccine lottery is supported by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Association of State Universities, Small Business Association of Michigan, Business Leaders for Michigan, the Protect Michigan Commission and many more organizations.

Michigan is not alone in reporting waning interest of residents receiving their first dose of COVID-19 vaccinations. To reach vaccination goals, states such as Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Oregon, Colorado and others have announced innovative large-scale raffles that are producing quantifiably successful results.
Register Now: https://www.mishottowin.com/

Virtual Town Hall for Parents and Families

As Michigan parents and adolescents have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, the State of Michigan is hosting the next in a series of community town halls on Thursday, July 8 at noon with parents and medical experts. More information is available at: https://www.facebook.com/michiganhhs/posts/10157997221616746

The event will be moderated by Veronica McNally, founder of the Franny Strong Foundation and I Vaccinate, and consumer representative on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

Joining her on the panel are:
• Dr. Tisa Johnson-Hooper, MD, pediatrician, Henry Ford Hospital
• Dr. Rosalyn Maben-Feaster, MD, OB-GYN, Michigan Medicine
• Cathy Murray, Psychology Teacher, Port Huron Northern High School
• Andrea Secrease, executive director of Early Learning at Greater Midland
• Derrick and Zayd’n Worthey, father and son, This Worthey Life
• Dr. Rachel Young, DO, family doctor, McLaren Greater Lansing, Family Medicine Residency Clinic


White House COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge

The White House and the U.S. Department of Education are inviting colleges and universities across the country to join in efforts to end the pandemic by signing up for the COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge.

Participating colleges commit to taking three key actions to help get their campus communities vaccinated: engaging every student, faculty, and staff member; organizing their college communities; and delivering vaccine access for all. Michigan’s participating colleges to date include:

Albion College
Alma College
Baker College
Bay de Noc Community College
Bay Mills Community College
Central Michigan University
Davenport University
Eastern Michigan University
Ferris State University
Finlandia University
Glen Oaks Community College
Gogebic Community College
Grand Valley State University
Henry Ford Community College
Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Kettering University
Kirtland Community College
Lake Superior State University
Macomb Community College
Madonna University
Michigan State University
Michigan Technological University
Monroe Community College
Monroe County Community College
Muskegon Community College
Northern Michigan University
Northwestern Michigan College
Oakland University
Oakland University William Beaumont SOM
Olivet College
Rochester University
Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College
Saginaw Valley State University
University of Michigan
University of Michigan – Dearborn
University of Michigan – Flint
Washtenaw Community College
Wayne State University
Western Michigan University
This effort builds on the program announced by the President Biden on May 11th that matches certain high-enrollment community colleges with partners in the federal pharmacy program to provide vaccination opportunities to students and their communities. Thank you to our academic partners for supporting this initiative!


Upcoming Community Clinics

Below are community vaccination clinics across Michigan:

• Fellowship Chapel
o Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
o 7707 W. Outer Drive
o Pfizer vaccine

• The Samaritan Center
o Monday through Friday from 2-6 p.m
o Samaritan Center Wellness Center, 5555 Conner Avenue in Detroit
o Open to anyone 16+, administering the Pfizer vaccine

Grand Rapids
• Cherry Health – Drive-Thru service, located at 100 Cherry St.
o Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
o Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson available
o To schedule, please call 616-965-8347

Lenawee County
• Morenci Fire Department
o Wednesday, July 7 from 5pm-7pm
o Pfizer
o No appointments needed

• Lenawee County Health Department
o Saturday, July 10 from 9:30am-10:30am
o Pfizer
o No appointments needed

• Health Department of Northwest Michigan
o 205 Grove St. Mancelona, MI
o Thursday, July 8 from 8:15am-11:30am
o Schedule an appointment here https://ph-northwestmi.as.me/mancelona1stdose354yhvu36h

Sterling Heights
• Wednesdays, 3 – 8 p.m.
• Thursdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Lakeside Mall Drive-Thru, 14100 Lakeside Circle, Sterling Heights, MI 48313
• Appointments available for anyone aged 12 and older

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