Gov. Gavin Newsom unveils 'California Dream Vacations' vaccine incentive

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Posted at 9:57 AM, Jun 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-14 17:29:58-04

California will offer six “dream vacation” incentives to spur more people to get coronavirus vaccinations.

Gov. Gavin Newsom made the offer Monday on the eve of the state’s awarding of $15 million in cash prizes. It's designed to boost the state’s vaccination rate as California lifts most pandemic restrictions this week.

The latest promotion is also aimed at jump-starting the Golden State’s travel and tourism industry after more than a year in virtual hibernation because of stay-at-home orders and travel restrictions.

Newsom also said he expects California’s workplace regulators this week will allow employees to “self-attest” that they have been vaccinated.