PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine needs kids within the state to take part in a video competitors to encourage their friends to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services and Maine Department of Education are looking for teens age 5 to 17 to create and submit half-minute movies they assume will persuade kids and oldsters to get the shot. The state mentioned Wednesday it could promote the profitable movies through social media and public service bulletins.
The first-place winner’s faculty will obtain $50,000. Second place carries a $25,000 prize and third place $10,000. Maine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew mentioned the competition will enable “Maine kids to assist us unfold the phrase about the advantages of vaccination.”
Federal authorities not too long ago beneficial the Pfizer vaccine towards COVID-19 for kids. Maine has had extra success than different states its measurement in vaccinating the inhabitants, together with kids. About 64% of kids age 12 to 15 within the state have obtained a minimum of a primary dose of the vaccine, state information present.
The deadline for submissions to the competition is 6 p.m. on Nov. 22.
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