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The push to shed Louisiana's title of  "Least Vaccinated State," Government officials and organizations across the state have been coming up with clever ways to incentivize our state's residents to get the shot that protects them from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.  The most famous, of course, is the "Shot at a Million" drawing held by the state that gives vaccinated individuals the chance to score some pretty sweet prizes like weekly $100,000 drawings and the final prize of a million dollars for one lucky, inoculated citizen.

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The latest program to encourage folks to get the vaccine is coming out of Ruston's Louisiana Tech University.  With colleges across the country grappling with the question of how to proceed with the fall semester safely - Louisiana Tech is putting some pretty incredible prizes of their own on the line to help push incoming students to get the shot.

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According to the official statement on Louisiana Tech's website, the university is putting prizes like tuition and fees for one quarter, an Apple Watch Series 6, textbooks, and a lot more up for grabs.  LA Tech Associate Vice President for Student Advancement Dr. Dickie Crawford says that he anticipates even more prizes will be added to the "Get Your Shot to Win Big" program as more students sign up.

Drawing for the prizes at LA Tech is set to begin on August 23rd.  As per the policy outlined in the release, winners vaccination records will verified before any prize will be awarded.

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While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.

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