FARGO, ND (Valley News Live) — Governor Walz on Tuesday launched a “children deserve a shot” vaccine incentive program for Minnesota ages 5-11.
The next phase of the Kids Deserve a Shot vaccine incentive program aims to encourage Minnesota families to fully vaccinate their children, ages 5 through 11, against COVID-19. Walz-Flanagan management says it is committed to providing the resources needed to make sure children stay healthy and in school, and that includes vaccinating as many families as possible.
While Minnesota is one of the nation’s leaders in vaccinating children ages 5 to 11, this is still the lowest vaccination rate among eligible age groups in the state. As the Omicron variant causes record new cases across the country, Governor Walz hopes the program will boost vaccination rates among this eligible age group, which will help protect children from severe disease and hospitalization.
“As Omicron spreads throughout our nation, we continue to use every resource we have to keep our families safe and healthy,” Governor Walz said. “There are a lot of highly contagious viruses circulating in our communities, but vaccinating our children aged 5-11 gives them critical protection against severe disease and admission to hospital from COVID-19 and helps keep them in school. You will get $200 cash in your pocket for Perform this easy vaccination at the beginning of the year.”
“There is no better way to keep your family safe than to vaccinate every eligible person,” said Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan. “We want to help Minnesota residents start the year by getting those vaccines done and having $200 in their pocket. Kids deserve a chance in 2022 in good health, and COVID-19 vaccines are one of the best tools to get us there.”
$200 Visa Gift Cards
Minnesota families who got a full vaccination of children ages 5-11 in January and February can get a $200 Visa gift card. To be eligible, Minnesotans 5-11 must receive their first and second doses between January 1 and February 28.
Registration for a $200 Visa Gift Card will open at 10:00 AM on January 24, 2022 and end at 11:59 PM on February 28, 2022. Parents/guardians can register their children between the ages of 5 and 11 once they have completed Monday. dose series.
$100,000 Minnesota College Scholarship Fee
Later this spring, there will be a fee of five $100,000 Minnesota College Scholarships for all fully vaccinated Minnesota residents ages 5-11. All Minnesota residents ages 5-11 who have completed their first and second doses at any time until the registration deadline will be eligible to register for a chance to win a $100,000 college scholarship. Graphics details will be announced in the coming months.
Minnesota citizens can learn more about the Kids Deserve a Shot program at: https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/vaccine-rewards/kids-deserve-a-shot/index.jsp.
How families can find a snapshot of their children:
Visit mn.gov/vaxforkids to find clinic locations near you.
Check with your pediatrician, family medicine clinic, or local pharmacy about appointments.
See immunization clinics offered at schools or other community sites around Minnesota.
How Minnesota citizens can get the free shot:
Use the State Vaccine Locator Map to find a vaccine provider near you.
· Check Vaccines Appointments at Vaccines.gov, where you can search for appointments by type of vaccine (eg, Pfizer).
Contact your primary health care provider or local pharmacy.
Walk or make an appointment at a COVID-19 community vaccination site in Minnesota.
The Minnesota Department of Health’s COVID-19 public hotline is 1-833-431-2053. Open Monday to Friday, 9am to 7pm and Saturday, 10am to 6pm
How Minnesota citizens can obtain a COVID-19 test:
Go or schedule a test at one of the free community testing sites in the state across Minnesota: COVID-19 Community Testing Sites.
Request a test through the state’s free COVID-19 at-home testing program: Home COVID-19 Testing.
Find a test option near you with the state’s test location search map: Find Test Locations.
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