Hennepin County will now pay people up to $100 to get vaccinated

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According to a press release, Hennepin county is offering $50 per dose between July 1 and August 15. Anyone who receives both doses in that time frame at county-sponsored vaccine events is eligible to get $100 in Visa gift cards.

There appear to be six vaccine events scheduled at various locations in the county, at which attendees who receive the vaccine will be awarded a $50 gift card. The gift card is also available for those who visit the Hennepin County Public Health Clinic to get their shot.

While 65% of Hennepin County residents have received at least one dose, 19 zip-code areas have a vaccination rate under 60%, and five zip-code areas in Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center are under 50%.

District 6 Commissioner Chris LaTondresse said that these incentives act as “an opportunity to build on Minnesota’s statewide vaccine incentive strategy in a way that’s specifically tailored to the unique needs and concerns of Hennepin County residents.”

However, one does not need to be a resident of the county to take advantage of the $50 prize, which is open to anyone in the state who receives the vaccine at a Hennepin County vaccine event.

Other vaccine incentives from the state of Minnesota include $25 gift cards, state fair tickets, fishing licenses, state park passes, and Valley Fair tickets, among other options.

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