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Milwaukee offering $25 incentive to get second dose of COVID vaccine

Posted at 6:21 AM, Oct 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-21 14:36:49-04

MILWAUKEE — There is a new COVID-19 incentive program in Milwaukee for those receiving their second dose starting at 9 a.m. on Thursday.

Any person who goes to the Northwest health Center at 7630 W. Mill Rd., Southside health Center at 1639 S. 23rd St., or the Menomonee Valley COVID-19 Site at 2401 W. St. Paul Ave will get a $25 U.S. Bank gift card on site. The Milwaukee Health Department has 1,000 gift cards to give away, so the opportunity is only while supplies last.

According to the City of Milwaukee about 56.4 percent of residents older than 11 are fully vaccinated and 61.5 percent have received at least one dose.

This does not apply to people getting a booster shot.

Milwaukee Health Department Emergency Response and Planning Coordinator Dr. Nick Tomaro said it's important to finish the series.

"When you look at a variant like Delta we did see breakthrough infection even in fully vaccinated people," Tomaro said. "If you only have one dose it just raises the percent chance you can become infected."

He also emphasized that no appointments are needed for any of the three sites.

More information about this program can be found by clicking this link or calling the COVID-19 Hotline at 414-286-6800.

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