Minnesota to offer $200 to get kids 5-11 vaccinated against COVID-19
Gov. Tim Walz on Tuesday announced the new incentive program and said vaccinated children would be eligible to receive a $100,000 college scholarship.
January 13, 2022
ST. PAUL — Gov. Tim Walz on Tuesday, Jan. 11, announced that the state would offer $200 to Minnesota families that vaccinate their children ages 5 through 11 against COVID-19.
The incentive programs follow several other rounds of giveaways for other age groups aimed at enticing people to get immunized against the illness. It also came as the omicron variant spurred record-level case counts in the state.
Families that get their child or children a first and second dose of the vaccine between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 will be eligible for the money, Walz said. The governor said he hoped the program would encourage more families to vaccinate their kids and help prevent children from developing serious symptoms from COVID-19.