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Health Department offers gift cards for vaccination

As part of its ongoing effort to get more North Carolinians vaccinated and safely bring summer back, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is offering $25 Summer Cards at Stanly County Health Department.

Stanly County Health Department will offer $25 Summer Cards Monday through Wednesday. Anyone 18 and older who gets their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine those three days will receive a $25 Summer Card after vaccination, while supplies last.

In addition to providing a $25 Summer Card to those who get their first dose of vaccine, those who drive others will receive a $25 Summer Card each time
they drive someone to an appointment at the completion of the vaccination.

This Summer Cards program helps offset the costs for those who help family, friends and neighbors find their spot for a vaccine and drive them to get their shot. There is no limit on the number of times someone can drive people to a vaccination appointment; however, a driver will only receive one card per visit.

Getting vaccinated and helping others do the same protects you from COVID-19 which may cause severe illness, hospitalization and death, health officials said. Rigorous clinical trials have proven that the vaccines are safe and effective, with more than 150 million people in the U.S. who have been
safely vaccinated. As the more contagious Delta variant of the virus is spreading across the country — mostly through unvaccinated people — it’s critical that North Carolinians get vaccinated now, health officials said.

COVID-19 vaccines are free.

COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available for anyone age 12 or older. To schedule a first dose vaccine appointment online at the Stanly County Health Department visit http://book.novelhealth.ai/stanly, or call the hotline at 980-323-0205. For additional vaccine providers, visit www.vaccines.gov.