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Missouri Governor Mike Parson Launches Vaccine Incentive Program

A needle on a table
Mirko Sajkov
A needle on a table

A statewide vaccination incentive program is underway in Missouri.  Governor Mike Parson announced the launch of MO VIP on Wednesday.  It’s meant to encourage vaccination among Missourians 12 and older, according to a news releasefrom his office.

Over the next three months, 900 Missourians who have been vaccinated or who choose to do so will win cash or education savings account prizes in the amount of $10,000, according to the governor’s office.

Missouri residents who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine are eligible to enter to win a prize.  The first drawing will be on August 13, and drawings will continue every two weeks through October 8.  Vaccinated residents should only enter once. 

Find out how to enter at

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.