Minnesota rolls out prizes for COVID-19 vaccination in kids
Kids who undergo a new completed series will get a $200 gift card; all vaccinated kids are eligible for $500,000 in scholarships
October 19, 2021
ST. PAUL - With COVID-19 vaccination rates for children age 12-17 hovering just over 60%, Gov. Tim Walz met with education officials on Monday, Oct. 18, to announce a special vaccination incentive program.
Under the terms of the "Kids Deserve a Shot" plan, all 12- to 17-year-olds who initiate and complete their two-shot series between Oct. 18 and Nov. 30 will receive a $200 Visa gift card.
Parents can register their children for the gift cards, once a two-dose series has been completed, beginning Nov. 9.