Jun 1, 2021 - News
How to make sure you're entered in Colorado's COVID-19 vaccine sweeps
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The first of five drawings for the COVID-19 vaccination sweepstakes takes place Wednesday, but a glitch may leave scores of residents out of the running.

The state of play: At least 65,000 people who were vaccinated through the federal Veterans Administration are not included in the state's records used to randomly select winners, CPR reports.

  • Moreover, as many as 11% of immunizations don't get recorded immediately in the state database, Colorado health officials acknowledged.

What to know: To check to see if your name's in the drawing, go here.

Be smart: To get entered to win the first $1 million prize in federal dollars, you need to get your first shot today. Here's a resource to find vaccination locations.

  • Eligibility is based on receiving your first dose the night before each drawing. Details here.

The first winner will be announced at 5pm Friday.

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