FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 8, 2021
Contact: Black Hawk County Health Department
Black Hawk County Vaccine Incentive Program Awards Winners
The first four winners of the Black Hawk County Vaccine Incentive program were drawn on Friday, July 2, and four more winners will be drawn tomorrow. Winners receive a $500 gift card bundle to local downtown businesses, as well as Aldi, Fareway, Hy-Vee, Kwik Star, Target, and WalMart.
The goal of the incentive program is to increase vaccination rate to 75% among Black Hawk County residents by July 29. As of Monday, July 5, 60.1% of Black Hawk County residents age 18+ had received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Despite slow progress, Dr. Nafissa Cisse Egbuonye is not discouraged, “Our residents are continuing to get vaccinated, that is what is important. Every resident who gets vaccinated is protecting our community. We hope that by adding the chance to win $500 in gift cards, more residents will make that choice.”
The Black Hawk County COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Program includes a raffle of 20- $500 gift card baskets. Four prizes will be drawn every Friday in July. Drawings will take place at 12 pm each Friday. Complete contest rules can be found on the BlackHawk County Public Health website.
In order to be eligible for vaccine incentives:
· The recipient must be a Black Hawk County resident, and be age 18 or older.
· The recipient must receive their initial dose of COVID-19 vaccination,from any vaccine provider, between the dates of June 11-July 29, 2021.
· The recipient must have a current Black Hawk County address listed in the Iowa Immunization Registry Information System(IRIS).
· BHC Public Health employees and their immediate families are not eligible to win.
Throughout the pandemic local healthcare providers have worked collaboratively to slow the spread of COVID-19. We continue to do so by working together to plan the Black Hawk County COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Program. To find local vaccine options, residents can go to the Black Hawk County Public Health website for a comprehensive list of localphone numbers and online scheduling links. The Vaccinate Iowa website is another resource for scheduling links and phone numbers. The Black Hawk County Vaccine Incentive Program is funded with local grant funds from the Otto Schoitz Foundation.