(CBS DETROIT) – Oakland County Health Division is introducing a $50 gift card incentive to any Oakland County resident receiving their first COVID-19 vaccine from June 24 until July 4.
The county is on the cusp of reaching their goal of vaccinating 70 percent of residents 16 and older by July 4.READ MORE: Michigan Congressman: Federal Virus Aid Wasn't For Elected Officials
Oakland County residents can visit any Oakland County Health Division vaccine clinic or any other COVID-19 vaccine provider in Michigan to qualify for the incentive while supplies last. The Health Division is also holding daily vaccine clinics from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at both its North Oakland Health Center in Pontiac and South Oakland Health Center in Southfield.
Residents can visit OaklandCountyVaccine.com to locate a Health Division vaccine clinic.
Those who do not have access to the Internet may call the Nurse on Call at 800-848-5533 Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for more information.READ MORE: GM Issues 2nd Bolt Recall; Faulty Batteries Can Cause Fires
Oakland County residents who receive their first dose from June 24 to July 4 at a provider other than Oakland County Health Division may claim the incentive by:
- Visiting OaklandCountyVaccine.com to complete a survey. The gift card will be mailed after the Health Division has verified vaccination status.
- Individuals who do not have access to the internet may call the Nurse on Call at 800-848-5533 to claim their gift card.
The target age group for this push to reach the 70 percent goal is young adults and teens. Seventy-two percent of Oakland County residents 30 and older have received at least their first dose. Only 54 percent of Oakland County residents ages 16-29 years old have had their first dose.
Oakland County says: This incentive will be offered until July 4, 2021, or until all gift cards have been distributed, whichever comes first. Persons under 18 are eligible to receive a vaccine and a gift card with the consent of their parent or legal guardian. This is not a lottery, and the COVID-19 vaccine is provided free of charge. No person will be asked to pay any money in exchange for the COVID-19 vaccine or the $50 gift card. There is no element of chance involved in this incentive.MORE NEWS: Michigan Reports 1,295 New COVID-19 Cases, 21 Deaths
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