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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

Gov. Tim Walz announced "Kids Deserve a Shot" COVID-19 vaccine incentive program in St. Paul on Monday, October 18. (Photo: Paul John Scott/Forum News Service)

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.


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