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Shot for 100 Campaign expands to anyone in Louisiana who gets COVID vaccine

7 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago Friday, October 01 2021 Oct 1, 2021 October 01, 2021 10:14 AM October 01, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Louisiana’s Shot For 100 vaccine incentive program on Friday expanded beyond college students to include anyone in Louisiana who gets their COVID vaccine. 

Patients must receive the vaccine at participating community-based sites as listed on ShotFor100.com.

Anyone receiving their first shot is eligible and may only participate once. Minors are eligible for the cash incentive but require parental consent to get the vaccine.

Individuals will receive a deactivated Visa gift card upon vaccination. After registering online at ShotFor100.com, the card will be loaded with $100. 

This limited-time offer for college students and the general public will end October 30 or while supplies last.

“Louisiana has made considerable progress in increasing vaccinations across the state, but we need more people to go Sleeves Up to slow the spread of COVID-19," said Gov. Edwards. "By expanding the Shot for 100 campaign to everyone in Louisiana, we hope to see tens of thousands of additional people get their first dose of the safe and effective COVID vaccines, so we can end this pandemic once and for all. If you’ve not yet been able to go Sleeves Up yet, we’re hoping a cool $100 will help make the decision easier."

The governor's office reports that more than 2.3 million Louisianans already have gone sleeves up against COVID-19. 

But officials say this number isn't nearly enough to put an end to the pandemic, particularly as the highly transmissible Delta variant continues to circulate. 

During Louisiana's last and most dangerous surge, COVID killed 7 children and resulted in 14 severe pregnancy outcomes.

To learn more about Shot For 100, visit ShotFor100.com or call Louisiana’s COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 1-855-453-0774.

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