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Governor Walz announces $100 incentive to encourage people to get vaccinations

With the Delta variant pushing cases up, the state of Minnesota is offering $100 to anybody 12 and older who get's vaccinated

MINNEAPOLIS — Governor Tim Walz announced that Minnesota will join the Biden Administration's initiative to provide $100 to anyone 12 years of age or older obtaining their COVID-19 vaccine from July 30 through Aug. 15. 

“President Biden is calling for a nationwide push to make sure our families and communities are vaccinated and protected against COVID-19 and the Delta variant, and Minnesota is ready to join the effort,” said Governor Walz.

According to the governor's office, those who receive their first dose between July 30 through Aug. 15 will be eligible for a $100 Visa gift card. Starting Aug. 4, Minnesotans may verify their first dose and claim the $100 at mn.gov/covid19/100/. Additional details will be released at a later date.

Ways to obtain a free COVID-19 vaccine

  • Walk in or make an appointment through the Vaccine Connector: VaccineConnector.mn.gov.
  • Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Public Hotline (833-431-2053)
    • Open Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. & Sat, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Use the state’s Vaccine Locator Map to find a vaccine provider near you: https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/find-vaccine/locations/index.jsp.
  • Check for vaccine appointments using the Vaccine Finder on https://www.vaccines.gov/ (you can also search by vaccine type)
  • Contact your primary health care provider or a local pharmacy.
  • Employers may also reach out with information about vaccination opportunities.

Ways to obtain a free COVID-19 test