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Governor Walz announces vaccine incentive program for Minnesota kids 5-11

Jan 12, 2022 06:01AM ● By Editor
Vaccine incentives are now in place for Minnesota kids ages 5-11. |  Photo: ABC FILE

From WDIO-TV - January 11, 2022

Governor Tim Walz announced the launch of the next phase of the ‘Kids Deserve a Shot’ vaccine incentive program to encourage Minnesota families to get their kids 5- to 11-years-old fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

While Minnesota is one of the leaders in the nation in vaccinating children 5- to-11 years old, this is still the lowest rate of vaccination among eligible age groups in the state.

As the Omicron variant causes record-breaking new cases across the nation, Governor Walz launched the next phase of the ‘Kids Deserve a Shot’ program to help boost vaccination rates among this eligible age group, which will help protect children against severe illness and hospitalizations.
 
Minnesota families who get their 5- to 11-year-old fully vaccinated in January and February can get a $200 Visa gift card. In order to be eligible, Minnesotans 5-11 must receive their first and second dose between January 1 and February 28.    

Registration for the $200 Visa gift card will open at 10:00am on January 24, 2022 and close at 11:59pm on February 28, 2022. Parents/Guardians can register their 5- to 11-year-old once they have completed their two-dose series.   
 
Later this spring, there will be drawings for five $100,000 Minnesota college scholarship drawings for all Minnesotans 5-11 years old who are fully vaccinated. All Minnesotans 5-11 years old who completed their first and second doses at any point up to the registration deadline will be eligible to be entered for a chance to win a $100,000 college scholarship. Details on the drawings will be announced in the coming months. 
 
Minnesotans can learn more about the ‘Kids Deserve a Shot’ program: https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/vaccine-rewards/kids-deserve-a-shot/index.jsp
 


To see the original post and read related stories, follow this link to the WDIO-TV website. https://www.wdio.com/news/vaccine-incentives-kids-minnesota/6355244/?cat=10335

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