Minnesota offers gift cards for getting kids 5-11 vaccinated against COVID-19, scholarship drawing in spring
The state of Minnesota is offering $200 gift cards to families that vaccinated their kids age 5-11. The state will hold a drawing for five $100,000 Minnesota college scholarships later this spring for this age group. Similar offers were made earlier for older children.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota parents may claim a $200 Visa gift card for vaccinating their 5- to 11-year-old children against COVID-19 in the state’s “Kids Deserve A Shot” program.
The gift cards will be available for families whose children receive both vaccine doses in January and February.
This spring, all families with fully vaccinated children ages 5-11 will be eligible for drawings for five $100,000 Minnesota college scholarships. The drawing will include all who are fully vaccinated up to the registration deadline.
According to a news release from the state, the Mayo Clinic has reported that Minnesota is first in the Midwest and sixth in the nation in vaccinating 5- to 11-year-olds.
Registration for the $200 Visa gift card opened at 10 a.m. Jan. 24 and will close at 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 28, 2022. Parents or guardians can register their kids on the state website by searching “Kids Deserve a Shot.”
Similar giveaways and drawings were held earlier for children in older age groups.
Details on the scholarship drawings will be announced in the coming months.
Those with questions about COVID-19 may call the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Public Hotline at 1-833-431-2053 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.