There is another initiative to get New Yorkers vaccinated. This time officials are aiming at football fans. It's called "Vax and Win". Those who get vaccinated have a chance to win some cool NFL gear and tickets from their favorite New York teams. (I know there is only one true New York team that plays in New York-the Buffalo Bills, but they are lumping in the New York Jets and the New York Giants.)
COVID-19 is no joke. Both my fiancee and I had it and we are both completely vaccinated. I am disappointed that COVID and the vaccine have become a political statement and not a plight to keep everyone as healthy as possible. Now there is a vaccine that should be available for children ages 5 to 11 by Thanksgiving. Both Ryan's mom and I aren't 100% sure about it just yet.
COVID-19 vaccines have been around for more than seven months and we still haven’t reached herd immunity. US health officials are still struggling to convince the vaccine-hesitant population to take the shots.
The incentives for people to get the COVID-19 vaccine are getting bigger. Just recently the Governor offered the "Vax and Scratch". For one week those who received a vaccine got a voucher to get a scratch-off that could be worth up to five million dollars. Now the goal is to get as many twelve to seventeen-year-olds vaccinated in New York state. The incentive is free college scholarships.
I think I speak for everyone when I say that I can't wait for things to get back to some sort of normalcy. Now that more people are getting vaccinated, we are getting closer. I received my second COVID-19 vaccine shot two weeks ago so that means I am completely vaccinated. But what does that exactly mean. What can I do now?