Updated: May 27, 2021 10:56 PM
Created: May 27, 2021 10:27 PM
(ABC 6 News) - On Thursday, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz launched his pro-vaccination effort that he's calling 'Your Shot to Summer.'
He says if you roll up your sleeve and get your shot, you can get a prize. Think of this as a game, you can win many prizes.
"I think there's some pretty good data that shows incentives kind of work on this," Gov. Walz said.
He's talking about incentives to get a vaccination. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz says he is doing what he can to make sure we reach that 70 percent vaccination rate statewide. His answer now as summer approaches, is to give some people a reason to get the vaccine.
"We have to be realistic. The pool of folks who can get it have shrunk and the reasons why they're not getting it, we're still trying to clarify," Gov. Walz said.
If you do get the shot, there are nine awards you can choose from. Ranging from Valleyfair Single Day Admission, state fair tickets, or a fishing license.
But what if you have already been vaccinated? Do you get a prize?
"You did get something, you got immunity, both for you and your community. Again, I don't want to say people who are waiting for the incentive, don't find a moral imperative," Gov. Walz said.
But what do people in our community think? Is it going to work?
"I think it's in the best interest of all of us to get vaccinated. If a simple incentive is going to get people to do it, I think it's fantastic," Donald Matuska, a Plainview resident said.
On our ABC 6 News Facebook Page, people are saying it's your choice to get the vaccine if you want it or not. Others are saying the state is bribing people to get the shot.
But at the end of the day, the Governor believes we're on track to beat this virus, he just wants to see more people vaccinated.
"It's continuing to drop, it's following the pattern we thought it would, and that will only get better as the vaccination rates go up," Gov. Walz said.
So how do you sign up for the Minnesota incentives? Apply by the end of the month. The rewards are below.
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