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CVS offering incentives to get people to take COVID-19 vaccine

May 27, 2021, 8:00 PM
CVS Pharmacy Begins Administering COVID-19 Vaccines on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in Fall River, Mass...
CVS Pharmacy Begins Administering COVID-19 Vaccines on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in Fall River, Mass. (Scott Eisen/CVS Health via AP Images)
(Scott Eisen/CVS Health via AP Images)

PHOENIX — CVS Health announced Thursday it is offering incentives to people who have received or will receive the COVID-19 vaccine through one of its clinics.

Beginning on Tuesday, eligible individuals can choose to enroll in the sweepstakes in order to win one of nearly 1,000 prizes.

CVS Health has partnered with eight other companies in order to encourage people to take the vaccine by reminding them of activities that will be available again after enough people are vaccinated.

This incentive to get vaccinated is CVS Health’s response to the 17.6% of adults 18 years or older being hesitant about receiving a vaccine according to the CDC household pulse survey COVID-19 vaccination tracker.

“We’re grateful for the millions of people who’ve received one of the well over 17 million doses we’ve  administered at CVS Health, but we have a long way to go,” Dr. Kyu Rhee, senior vice president and a chief medical officer of CVS Health, said in a press release.


“Getting as much of the population fully vaccinated will bring us one step closer to all the things we’ve missed during the past 14 months, and keep our country moving in the right direction.”

CVS Health is including 125 $500 giveaways and five $5,000 giveaways for family reunions. In addition to the prizes that CVS Health included in the sweepstakes, Norwegian Cruise Line is offering 100 week-long cruises for two to the winner’s choice of destination. One lucky winner will win a VIP trip to Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles for two people and iHeartMedia is offering a VIP package for two to attend iHeartRadio Music Festival.

All customers ages 18 and up who received a vaccination or certify that they’ve registered to receive a vaccination from CVS Health either at a CVS Pharmacy retail location, or through CVS Health at a long-term care facility, employer-based Return Ready clinic or other off-site clinic prior to the close of the sweepstakes on July 10 are eligible to win.

An alternative method of entry will also be offered. CVS Health colleagues who meet the requirements are also eligible to enter. For more information and to enter starting on June 1, individuals can visit www.cvs.com/onestepclosersweeps where official rules will be published.

CVS has almost 200 locations across Arizona, including more than 100 in the metro Phoenix area.

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