Payne County Sees Vaccination Rise During Incentive Period | Covid-19
More than 2,000 people entered the City of Stillwater and Stillwater Medical Center vaccination incentive raffle, according to city communications director Dawn Jones.
She told city council at Monday’s regular meeting that the Payne County Health Department also reported that 2,200 other residents had received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccination since August 17, although the figures not fully related – any resident of Stillwater who could prove vaccination status from any point until the draw was eligible.
There were 44 prizes drawn from people who entered the contest, Jones reported. Twenty people won the first prize of $ 5,000. They also donated four pairs of OSU club-level football seats, 10 $ 100 gift cards to Aspen, and 10 $ 50 gift cards to Marble Slab.
On Monday, Jones said they are still contacting the winners. The names of the winners were announced via Facebook Live, and on the municipal television station from the draw at the town hall. The video is still available on the Town of Stillwater YouTube page.
Jones thanked partners Visit Stillwater, the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce and Stillwater Medical. The drawing was also the highlight of Healthcare Worker Appreciation Week as part of the Sleeves Up Stillwater campaign.
“Over the past six weeks, we have worked together to ensure the success of this campaign and that more residents engage in health initiatives to prevent and slow the spread of COVID,” Jones said. “More people have been vaccinated, their personal health permitting, and healthcare professionals know we sincerely appreciate their efforts to heal wounds and save lives. “
Jones also said the most recent vaccination report, from September 28, showed that 55.9% of residents of Payne County had received at least one dose of the vaccine.
“We would like to thank the Payne County Department of Health for their selfless service and leadership throughout this health crisis and Oklahoma State University, Stillwater Public Schools, the Technology Center Meridian and all the organizations that continue to provide immunization opportunities. Increasing immunizations is a joint effort and we are grateful to everyone who continues to help. “