Montgomery County offering $100 incentive for getting COVID-19 shots

MONTGOMERY COUNTY — Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County has started offering $100 gift cards to unvaccinated people who get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at five different locations.

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“Vaccination is the single most important thing you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones from severe illness, hospitalization or death from COVID-19,” said Montgomery County Health Commissioner Jeff Cooper. “The incentive is being offered to help motivate the unvaccinated to receive the vaccine as quickly as possible to reduce the recent surge of severe illness and hospitalization.”

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Public Health received 1,000 gift cards through a grant from the Ohio Department of Health and more are scheduled to be made available in the coming weeks, the health department said.

Gift cards are available, while supplies last, for people receiving their first dose at these locations:

  • Tuesdays between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Huber Heights Library at 6160 Chambersburg Road in Huber Heights
  • Wednesdays between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. at the Reibold Building at 117 South Main Street in Dayton
  • Thursdays between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Montgomery County Fairgrounds located at 645 Infirmary Road
  • Fridays between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. at Northwest Recreation Center located at 1600 Princeton Drive
  • Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at SugarCreek Packing located at 900 N. Gettysburg Avenue

While both first and second doses will be available at the clinics, only first dose recipients will receive a gift card. Public Health asks that patients bring an ID to allow staff to verify in its system which dose is being received.