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.
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