Fulton will give you $100 to get COVID-19 vaccine

DeKalb County offered $100 debit cards to people who get vaccinated at Stonecrest Mall on Saturday, Oct. 2. CONTRIBUTED
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DeKalb County offered $100 debit cards to people who get vaccinated at Stonecrest Mall on Saturday, Oct. 2. CONTRIBUTED

Fulton County government will start this week offering $100 gift cards to those who get vaccinated for COVID-19 at specific events.

The incentives come from funds provided by the federal government through the American Rescue Plan Act, according to a county news release.

DeKalb has used a similar strategy. One event that featured comedian and DeKalb native Chris Tucker got 2,100 people vaccinated.

Your first day to get the reward in Fulton is Wednesday. Those interested in getting the incentives should get first or seconds doses Pfizer on Wednesday, Friday, Nov. 3 or Nov. 6.

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The latest data shows about 355,000 people have received one dose and 170,000 people have received two doses.

Fulton officials ask that attendees make a reservation at either 404-613-8150 or https://gta-vras.powerappsportals.us/en-US/.

The following locations will be available:

» 5710 Stonewall Tell Road in College Park

» 4700 North Point Parkway in Alpharetta

» 3900 Aviation Circle NW in Atlanta

“The vaccines against COVID-19 have proven to be effective in preventing serious illness,” says Dr. Lynn Paxton, director of Fulton Health. “This effort is crucial to reaching those who have been both vaccine hesitant and vulnerable to this illness.”

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