Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,
Is the chance to win $2 million worth a shot? More than 1 million Michiganders think so!
You could earn your chance to win up to $2 million, too, simply by receiving your first dose of the free COVID-19 vaccine between now and July 31 and registering at MIShotToWin.com.
About $5 million in cash and college scholarships (for high school-age students) will be given away in lottery-style drawings aimed at raising Michigan’s COVID-19 vaccination rate.
- $2 million jackpot. (Received first vaccine between Dec. 1 and July 30.)
- $1 million prize. (Received first vaccine between Dec. 1 and July 10.)
- One drawing every day between July 1 and July 30 for a prize of $50,000 for residents ages 18 and older who have received at least one shot between July 1 and July 30.
- High school-age students are eligible to win a $50,000 college scholarship.
As of July 6, 62% of Michigan residents age 16 and up have received their first dose of the vaccine.
The MI Shot to Win Sweepstakes is similar to other sweepstakes-style initiatives launched by other states in an effort to boost vaccinations. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is using a portion of its Coronavirus Relief Funds to fund this public outreach campaign and initiative. Click here for more information about prizes, eligibility, deadlines and more.
- For vaccination sites near you, text your zip code to 438829. A service of the MDHHS, you’ll even be asked if you need to schedule a free ride or if you need childcare!
- Check your local health department or hospital website to find out their process or for registration forms. On the left side of the page above the map of Michigan, select your county or the City of Detroit. Next, on the right side of the page, click on the link under “COVID-19 Vaccine Information.”
- Meijer is now offering COVID-19 vaccinations for walk-in or by appointment, making it even more convenient for you to receive a shot. BONUS: Meijer is also offering a coupon for $10 off your next purchase if you complete your vaccination series at a Meijer store!
- Check additional vaccination sites, such as local pharmacies like Rite Aid, Kroger, Walmart (Mid/Central and Northern MI) or Snyder Drugs (U.P. residents).
- Olivet Pharmacy offers the Moderna (2 shot) vaccine. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to schedule an appointment with the pharmacy for the free vaccination by calling 269-280-5005.
- Residents who don’t have access to the internet or who need assistance navigating the vaccine scheduling process can call the COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136 (press 1) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
As policies change and new best practices are recommended, it’s important to stay educated on COVID-19 information and resources. Please continue to engage with emails from The University of Olivet CARES, and view information and the OC CARES Pandemic Response Plan anytime at www.olivetcollege.edu/occares.
In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hosts a COVID-19 dashboard with the most up-to-date and accurate information. The dashboard includes a full guide on scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine through becoming fully vaccinated and what to expect at every step. In addition, information on COVID-19 variants and data trackers are also available.
“Life’s not about sitting at home in front of the TV waiting for your life to begin. Get out there and take some chances.”— Queen Latifah