Individuals who haven’t gotten vaccinated for COVID-19 have by means of September 19 to get a shot and qualify for a $100 reward card provided by the State of Wisconsin. This system was anticipated to conclude on Monday, September 6. However on Friday, Gov. Tony Evers introduced an extension.
For the reason that eligibility window for the rewards program began on August 20, the Division of Well being Providers (DHS) informed WUWM that tens of 1000’s of persons are anticipated to get the VISA reward card after receiving their first shot.
DHS Secretary-Designee Karen Timberlake stated greater than 65,000 state residents obtained their first dose over the past 14 days. However she stated some had not taken an essential subsequent step.
“You might want to go to 100.wisconsin.gov to truly register for the motivation. Then, there shall be some additional validation, ensuring now we have obtained the fitting individuals, now we have obtained the fitting data. Then, six to eight weeks later, we’ll ensure that the cardboard is mailed out to individuals,” Timberlake stated.
Timberlake defined the validation or evaluate course of.
“The information shall be evaluating these registrations to our Wisconsin Immunization Registry, which is a system now we have been working for fairly a while. We shall be doing lots of this matching in a really automated method, and it shouldn’t be an issue to get these incentive playing cards/reward playing cards out to individuals inside that six-to-eight week time-frame,” Timberlake stated.
Timberlake stated individuals can discover open vaccination websites close to them through the Labor Day weekend by visiting the web site vaccines.gov or calling the 2-1-1 helpline.
She stated youngsters as younger as 12, the minimal eligible age for the vaccine, can qualify for the reward card.
Timberlake stated the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is funding the state reward program. She says the cash shall be there to activate the reward playing cards.
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