Updated: May 27, 2021 02:19 PM
Created: May 26, 2021 05:50 PM
(ABC 6 News) - Gov. Walz has announced a vaccine incentive campaign in aims to get 70% of Minnesotans 16 years of age and older vaccinated by July 1. With 'Your Shot to Summer', the first 100,000 Minnesotans who get their first shot between May 27 and June 30 will be able to choose from the rewards listed below.
In order to be eligible for the vaccination rewards, Minnesotans 12 years of age and older must receive their first dose between May 27, 2021 and June 30, 2021. Beginning June 1, 2021, Minnesotans can verify their first dose and indicate their preferred vaccine reward at mn.gov/covid19/summer.
“Summer is here, vaccines are working, and we are still going full steam ahead finding ways to keep our communities safe,” said Governor Walz. “We’ve had great success in our state so far with more than 2.5 million Minnesotans fully vaccinated, and we want to build on that success and get the broad community protection needed for everyone to have the fun, safe summer they want. Whether it’s fishing, exploring our state parks, taking the family to a ball game or the Minnesota State Fair, we want to help get you there safely. So roll up your sleeves, make that vaccine appointment, and pick your reward, Minnesota — this is your shot to summer.”
(ABC 6 News) - Governor Tim Walz will announce new vaccine incentives Thursday, as part of a ‘Your Shot to Summer’ campaign to help Minnesota reach the goal of vaccinating 70 percent of Minnesotans over the age of 16 by July 1.
Spokesperson Teddy Tschann released the following statement:
“As Minnesotans are making their summer plans, Governor Walz will announce new vaccine incentives to ensure Minnesotans can enjoy the summer while staying safe and healthy. As part of a new ‘Your Shot to Summer’ vaccination campaign, 100,000 Minnesotans who get vaccinated between Memorial Day weekend and the end of June will be eligible to choose from a wide range of incentives that will include state park passes and fishing licenses as well as fair and amusement park tickets.”
This news comes after Governor Walz announced last week that the Minnesota Wild, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Lynx, and Minnesota United FC are now offering free COVID-19 vaccines to attendees at games. The Governor will announce the full list of new incentives tomorrow.
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