New York offering chance at free college to kids who are vaccinated against COVID-19
Kathy Hochul speaks during a news conference at the New York State Capitol on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, in Albany City. - Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images North America/TNS

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Kathy Hochul wants school kids to give it the old college try when it comes to getting a COVID-19 vaccine. New York is raffling off 50 full free rides to either a SUNY or CUNY college as part of the state’s latest enticement to get immunized, Hochul announced on Tuesday. The incentive program, dubbed “Vaccinate, Educate, Graduate,” allows parents and guardians of children ages 5 through 11 who receive their first vaccine dose by Dec. 19 to enter for a chance to win a full scholarship to any two- or four-year SUNY or CUNY college or university. “Tuition. Fees. Room and board...