Vaccination campaign ‘Road to 80’ heading to Tinian

$1,000 up for grabs in special Tinian raffle
Posted on Jul 29 2021

The COVID-19 vaccination campaign Road to 80 will be on Tinian on Friday, July 30, with a $1,000 raffle just for Tinian’s vaccinated population, on top of the $2,000 that will be raffled for the entire CNMI vaccinated population.

To entice more Tinian residents to be vaccinated against COVID-19, Road to 80 will be giving $20 per resident who receives their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday while supplies last.

Road to 80 will be at the Tinian Health Center from 9am to 4:30pm, then the winner of the special Tinian raffle will be announced on Facebook Live on Road to 80’s official Facebook page, with raffle host Brad Ruszala streaming the selection on Tinian from the Tinian Mayor’s Office conference room.

According to the COVID-19 vaccination dashboard found on, as of Wednesday afternoon, almost 1,500 Tinian residents are in the special raffle’s selection pool.

Those on Tinian interested in scheduling their vaccination appointment can do so online at or over the phone at 682-SHOT (7468). Road to 80’s Facebook page can be found at

Ruszala said on Wednesday that he and the rest of Road to 80 are excited to bring the campaign to Saipan’s neighboring islands. “We’re excited to bring the Road to 80 CNMI across the channel to our brothers and sisters [on] Tinian. This effort is CNMI-wide and we’re coming to Tinian to spice up the vaccination effort in the home of the hottest peppers in the Pacific. We’re thankful to the Tinian Mayor’s Office and the Tinian and Northern Islands Delegation for their support of the Road to 80 and our special vaccination drive this Friday,” said Ruszala.

When asked if or when Road to 80 will go to Rota, Ruszala said the details for now are “tentative” and will elaborate further sometime later.

In related news, the Rota Mayor’s Office issued a statement clarifying that Rota is still COVID-19-free, in response to what it described as a false WhatsApp message floating around the island that a case of COVID-19 had been found on Rota.

The statement urged the Rota community to watch out for misinformation and to follow updates directly from the Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force and the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp.

Saipan Tribune confirmed with a source at CHCC on Wednesday that Rota has had zero positive cases of COVID-19 thus far.

Joshua Santos | Reporter
Joshua Santos is a Mount Carmel School AlumKnight and University of Florida Gator Grad with a passion for writing. He is one of Saipan Tribune’s newest reporters. Josh enjoys golf, chess, and playing video games with friends in his spare time. Reach out to him @rarebasedjosh on all socials.
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