SAIPAN — The "Road to 80" COVID-19 vaccination campaign raffle made its way to Tinian on July 30.

A $1,000 raffle prize solely for those who are vaccinated on Tinian was set to be held, in addition to the $2,000 weekly Friday raffle for the entire vaccinated population of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Each person receiving a first dose of vaccine on Tinian also gets $20 as part of the campaign.

The campaign was to be held at the Tinian Health Center from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday.

As of Thursday, 1,445 individuals, or 56.8% of the Tinian population, had been vaccinated fully against COVID-19.

CNMI-wide 30,012 individuals, or 70.8% of the vaccine-eligible segment of the population, has been vaccinated fully.

The "Road to 80" COVID-19 vaccination campaign was launched in July and will run until late August in an effort to reach 80% herd immunity in the commonwealth's fight against the global COVID-19 pandemic, according to the CNMI government.

There will be weekly drawings every Friday at 5 p.m. for more cash prizes.

Starting July 16, weekly winners were chosen at random to bring home these cash prizes: $1,000 for the first week; $1,500 for the second; $2,000 for the third; $2,500 for the fourth; $3,000 for the fifth; $3,500 for the sixth; and $4,000 for the seventh and final week.

The weekly Friday drawings are open to those who are fully vaccinated or registered to be fully vaccinated by 11:59 p.m. Aug. 27.

Individuals who have been vaccinated in the CNMI are automatically entered in the raffle.

Winners will be contacted by phone and email using the information provided on

Additionally, grand drawing winners will be announced at the Taste of the Marianas main stage on Saturday, Aug. 28.

Grand drawing prizes include a $2,500 "bonus draw," a $5,000 "mini-grand prize," a $15,000 "grand prize" and a 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport compact crossover vehicle.

In-kind prizes, such as $500 worth of cards from McDonald's of Saipan and $500 worth of gas cards from Mobil, as well as a Samsung S20 cellphone with two months of free service from IT&E, also will be raffled.

The campaign received an additional $5,000 contribution from the administration and will be restructuring its raffles to give out more prizes, according to the government.