Newly vaccinated Wisconsin residents to get $100
MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin residents who get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in the state between Aug. 20 and Labor Day will receive a $100 gift card. Gov. Tony Evers announced the incentive on Monday.
“As our kids start returning back to school, and with the Delta variant spreading rapidly across the state, we all need to step up and stop the spread, and our COVID-19 vaccines are the best tools we have to do just that,” Gov. Evers said in a press release. “From now through Labor Day, if you’re a Wisconsin resident and you get your first COVID-19 shot here in the state, you will get $100 bucks. It’s that simple: get vaccinated, get $100. I’m calling on all eligible Wisconsinites who have not gotten their COVID-19 vaccine yet to step up, roll up their sleeve, and do their part to help protect our state and put an end to COVID-19.”
The reward being offered just as students are returning to school is the latest incentive in Wisconsin designed to entice those who have yet to be vaccinated to receive the shot.
Wisconsinites ages 12 and older are eligible for the reward, and proof of insurance, I.D., or citizenship are not required to be eligible for the vaccine or to receive the $100 reward. In addition to this reward, Wisconsinites can call 2-1-1 to get assistance finding transportation.
Wisconsin residents will need to fill out a form available at 100.wisconsin.gov. The information submitted will be used to verify that people received their first vaccine dose from a provider located in Wisconsin between August 20 and September 6. State officials say Visa cards will be mailed to the individual’s address within six weeks.
As of Monday, just over 50% of the state’s entire population and 61% of adults 18 and up were fully vaccinated, according to the state health department.
Recently in Wisconsin, attendees at the state fair who got vaccinated received a free cream puff. More than 600 people took advantage of that promotion.