Study: Ohio Vax-A-Million didn’t raise COVID vaccine rates

The study was conducted by Boston University’s School of Medicine, where researchers compared vaccination rates in Ohio with several states who had no lottery incentive. What they found is that right after the lottery was announced, Ohio did in fact see an increase in vaccinations.

However, the study suggests similar spikes happened across the United States because of the expansion of Pfizer vaccination to ages 12 to 15.

“Governor DeWine saw the study and recognized immediately what the error is. The study is flawed because it is focused on 12 to 15 year olds,” said Dan Tierney, spokesperson for DeWine...

“The first week after Vax-a-million, we saw a 44 percent increase in Ohioans 16 and older getting the vaccine. According to the Washington Post, no other state saw an increase along those lines. We saw a 17 percent increase in those 16 and older in the second week,” Tierney said.