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How to get your $100 vaccination incentive today in Augusta

Published: Sep. 7, 2021 at 1:52 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 8, 2021 at 9:28 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A citywide COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Wednesday will officially launch the city of Augusta’s $100 vaccination incentive program.

Approved recently by city officials, the incentive program offers city residents a $100 gift card of they’ll get fully vaccinated against coronavirus through a city-authorized clinic.

The program is funded through $1.5 million in federal pandemic aid sent to the city.

City leaders hope the incentive will help the city reach its goal of having at least 10,000 residents fully vaccinated.

It’s part of the city’s partnership with the Richmond County Health Department to raise the vaccination rate locally.

The department will launch the program at its vaccination clinic, 2420 Windsor Spring Road, as well as the May Park Community Center, 622 Fourth St., where a clinic is planned from 1-5 p.m. Wednesday. Walk-ins are welcome, but individuals are encouraged to schedule an appointment at ecphd.com/schedule-online for faster service.

Residents becoming fully vaccinated at the department’s sites on and after Sept. 8 will receive the $100 incentive card on the same day of their second shot.

Residents who became fully vaccinated between Aug. 19 and Sept. 7 through the department, including its mobile units, can pick up their cards beginning Sept. 13 at 2420 Windsor Spring Road between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

People are fully vaccinated if they get two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. The one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine is not available through the department.

Cards won’t be distributed to people getting their second dose from another provider or to people getting a booster shot.

Cards will be distributed until they run out.

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