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First 3,600 people to receive $100 gift cards for first COVID vaccine at Minnesota State Fair

Virus Outbreak Minnesota
Posted at 2:12 PM, Aug 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-25 14:12:40-04

Health officials in Minnesota are restarting its COVID-19 vaccine incentive program. This time it's happening at the Minnesota State Fair.

In a news release, health officials said the first 3,600 Minnesotans who receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine would walk away with a $100 Visa gift card.

Officials said fairgoers could receive either a Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the community vaccination clinic at the North End Event Center.

"If you’ve waited to get your shot, there’s never been a better opportunity," Gov. Tim Walz said in a statement.

The incentive comes following the state's $100 vaccine incentive program that saw nearly 80,000 Minnesotans getting gift cards after receiving their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

“Getting vaccinated is absolutely critical for protecting our children and our communities from the Delta variant,” said Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan in a statement.

Officials say fairgoers do not need to make an appointment, bring identification, or insurance to get a dose.

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