Last day for North Carolinians to get $100 gift card with COVID-19 vaccine

CHARLOTTE — Tuesday is the last day North Carolinians can receive $100 by rolling up their sleeves and getting their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has been offering $100 gift cards for most of August.

From Aug. 4 through Aug. 31, the $100 Summer Cards were available to anyone 18 and older who gets their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at a participating site -- while supplies last.

Since upping the gift card amount from $25 to $100, the state said providers saw a 98% increase in the number of people who signed up to get their first shot.

It’s important to note, however, that the increase coincided with the emergence of the delta variant.

>> Reporter Ken Lemon will have more on the Summer Card deadline in a full report on Channel 9 at 5:30 p.m.

According to the NCDHHS, 65% of eligible North Carolinians are partially vaccinated and 60% are fully vaccinated.

Those interested in the $100 Summer Card for first-time vaccinations should call 888-675-4567 or find a participating location here.

(WATCH BELOW: Gaston County provides cash incentives for employees to get vaccinated)