Earn $100 For Your COVID-19 Vaccination
The governor of West Virginia announced the state is offering a $100 savings bond to each person from 16 to 35 years old who chooses to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Furthermore, Governor Jim Justice confirmed that this incentive is retroactive on April 26, 2021, meaning all eligible West Virginians who have already been vaccinated will also receive a $100 savings bond.
“We have vetted this in every way that we possibly can to be assured that we can use our CARES dollars to do exactly just this,” Gov. Justice said in a press release.
Of the 1.47 million West Virginians currently eligible, just 52% have received at least one dose to date.
Additionally, Gov. Justice announced that West Virginia had resumed administration of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine.
At this time, there are three COVID-19 vaccines Emergency Authorized for use in West Virginia. However, these experimental vaccines have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The Governor noted that there remains plenty of room to increase vaccination totals among West Virginia’s 380,000 16-to-35-year-old residents.
“Our kids today probably don’t really realize just how important they are in shutting this thing down,” Gov. Justice stated. “I’m trying to come up with a way that’s truly going to motivate them – and us – to get over the hump.”
“They’re not taking vaccines as fast as we’d like them to take them,” Gov. Justice added. “If we really want to move the needle, we’ve got to get our younger people vaccinated.”
West Virginians can go to vaccinefinder.org for assistance in locating and securing an appointment at a federal pharmacy partner.
As of April 27, 2021, West Virginia had reported 2,358 people have died from COVID-19 during the pandemic that started over one year ago.
To help with funeral expenses, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 makes it possible for families and individuals who incur approved funeral expenses due to COVID-19 the ability to apply for Funeral Assistance of $9,000.
For more information, call the State’s toll-free hotline at 1-800-887-4304 or visit Coronavirus.wv.gov.
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