How to get Charlotte vaccinated? StarMed offers cash prize for a creative idea

CHARLOTTE — You could win cash for getting creative about vaccines.

On Thursday, StarMed announced a challenge on Twitter.

“Give me your very best idea on how to get our entire city vaccinated. It doesn’t matter how crazy or off-the-wall,” the tweet read.

[Need a vaccine appointment? Channel 9′s Joe Bruno tracks open slots]

“Some of the ideas are fantastic,” said Mike Estramonte, CEO of StarMed Healthcare. “You know, putting free groceries for a month or getting your picture taken with (Channel 9 reporter) Joe Bruno or my favorite is pitting city against city -- Charlotte against Atlanta -- and see who can get the highest percentage of the population vaccinated.”

The prize is $100 and the contest ends at 4 p.m. Friday. StarMed said Friday night they are reviewing all entries and will release the winner soon.

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>> In the video at the top of this page, watch Joe’s reaction to the CEO’s idea of a getting a picture with the Channel 9 reporter to get Charlotte vaccinated.