Six Vaccinated Californians Win “Dream Vacation” Packages in “Vax for the Win” Cartoon
In the state’s latest lottery to get Californians to get vaccinated, he on Thursday offered six multi-night vacation packages to San Diego, Anaheim, Los Angeles, Palm Springs and San Francisco.
More than two weeks after California reopened and with reports of the rapid spread of the Delta variant, Tomás J. Aragón, director of the California Department of Public Health, reminded Californians why they should get vaccinated.
“Here’s the bottom line: Californians who aren’t vaccinated against COVID-19 are extremely vulnerable to this fast-growing variant,” Aragón said.
Already, Sacramento County has seen 67 cases of the coronavirus identified as being caused by the Delta variant. Cases in California totaled 372 as of June 23.
It was Governor Gavin Newsom’s fourth drawing “Vax for victory” program, which he announced in May. The other prizes were monetary, including $ 15 million for 10 winners when California reopened on June 15 and $ 50,000 for 30 winners before that date.
The state still offers $ 100 million in $ 50 prepaid gift cards to recently vaccinated Californians, and some immunization clinics are offering tickets to Six Flags.
Aragón was joined by Sen. Josh Newman, D-Fullerton, and MP Jacqui Irwin, D-Thousand Oaks, to draw the winners on Thursday.
“What better way to enjoy this summer than heading to a destination with a fully reopened California,” said Irwin.
California has already fully vaccinated 59% of its population, and nearly 10% more are partially vaccinated, according to a June 10 update.
“Once this program is completed, we will continue to innovate to motivate Californians to get vaccinated,” said Aragón.
The winners of the Golden State Getaways are from San Mateo, Contra Costa, Alameda, San Francisco, Orange and Santa Cruz counties.
Here are the dream vacation packages six lucky Californians won, including $ 2,000 in spending money to make the most of their trips:
Discover the best Anaheim package
The San Mateo County winner will receive four Disneyland Resort tickets, four Knott’s Berry Farm tickets, two-night stays at three Anaheim hotels, and dinner for four at the White House in Anaheim, an Italian restaurant .
They will also receive a $ 500 gift certificate for shopping at South Coast Plaza and five-day passes with Anaheim Resort Transportation for four.
Los Angeles Premium Experience Package
This Contra Costa County winner’s package includes a three-night stay at the JW Marriott in downtown Los Angeles, two upstairs seats for a Lakers home game, four Universal Express tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood and tickets to The Broad Museum of Contemporary Art, California Science Center, and the National History Museum.
Immerse yourself in the Grand Palm Springs luxury package
The winner from Alameda County will receive a two-night stay at the Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage in Palm Springs, complete with daily breakfast and an 80-minute spa treatment for two.
San Diego Beach Dream Vacation
The winner of this San Francisco County package will receive a five night stay at the Catamaran Resort Hotel, surf lessons for four, four tickets to Old Town Trolley Tours and four ticket packages to the San Diego Padres, the San Zoo Diego, SeaWorld San Diego, and LEGOLAND California.
They will also receive gift certificates at three restaurants: The Original 40 Brewing Company, Breakfast Republic and Casa Guadalajara.
Dream Vacation in Downtown San Diego
The second winner of the San Diego package is from Orange County and will receive a five night stay at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina and four tickets to the San Diego Symphony, USS Midway Museum, Flagship Cruises, San Diego Padres, Balboa Park Explore, San Diego Zoo Safari Park and SeaWorld San Diego. There are also two gift certificates for The Taco Stand and Grain & Grit Collective.
San Francisco “Our Gate Is Open” Welcome Pack
The Santa Cruz County winner will receive a five-night stay at the Nikko San Francisco Hotel, four tickets to a San Francisco Giants baseball game, four San Francisco Big Bus tickets and four San Francisco City Passes. They will also receive restaurant packages for four at La Mar, Jaranita, Wilder, Westwood and One Market.