COVID-19 vaccine incentives
Starting July 1, Hennepin County is offering COVID-19 vaccine incentives to increase vaccine uptake in the community and reduce disparities. Hennepin County is offering vaccine incentives to individuals and to community organizations who help promote COVID-19 vaccination.
Instant vaccine incentives for individuals
Between July 1 and August 15, or as long as supplies last, Hennepin County is offering a $50 Visa gift card to:
- everyone 18 and older who gets a first or second dose of COVID-19 vaccine at any Hennepin County vaccine event
- parents/guardians of youth 12+ who get a first or second dose of COVID-19 vaccine at any Hennepin County vaccine event
- unaccompanied youth able to consent who get a first or second dose of COVID-19 vaccine at any Hennepin County vaccine event
People who receive both doses will get two $50 Visa gift cards. These are county sponsored vaccine events, so there is no charge for the vaccine and you do not need to be a Hennepin County resident to participate. Limited walk-ins accepted. Pre-registration preferred.
For a list of upcoming vaccine events that are open to the public and to register, go to hennepin.us/vaccineregistration.
For questions or for help registering, call the COVID-19 navigator line at 612-348-8900, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. After hours, you can leave a voicemail. Help is available is English, Spanish, Somali, and Hmong.
Vaccine incentives for community organizations
Hennepin County is also offering community organizations up to $3,000 in grants to use toward vaccine incentives. Examples of incentives that community organizations may offer include food, entertainment, vaccine education events, gift cards, and thank you packs. Organizations must use their vaccine incentive funds by September 30, 2021.
Community organizations can apply for a vaccine incentives grant at hennepin.us/community-vaccination