The promotion also offered an individual incentive to encourage participation. All seniors who got their booster shot and registered for the Do it for Babydog: Senior Center Edition sweepstakes received a $50 prepaid Visa gift card.
Over 356,000 booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to West Virginians ages 50 and older since boosters first became available nationwide.
Last week, Gov. Justice and Babydog hosted a similar celebration at Hamlin Senior Center, presenting a check to Lincoln County seniors as fellow grand prize winners in the Do it for Babydog: Senior Center Edition sweepstakes.
The final two winning counties will be announced soon.
“The last couple of years have been really tough on all of us, especially our seniors,” Gov. Justice added. “Unfortunately, this pandemic has targeted our elderly – our wisdom – and unfortunately, this thing isn’t over. But it’s something we can live with if we’re properly vaccinated.
“I continue to encourage everybody to make sure they’re vaccinated,” Gov. Justice said. “And, if you are vaccinated, you need to make sure you’re up-to-date on your booster shots.”