Joplin Health Dept. offers incentive for COVID-19 vaccinations

Joplin Health Dept Offers Incentive For Covid 19 Vaccinations
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JOPLIN, Mo. – The City of Joplin Health Department gets funding to offer incentives for those getting their first COVID-19 vaccinations.

Starting November 11, 2021, eligible people starting the COVID-19 vaccination series with their first dose at the Joplin Health Department can be a part of the incentive program.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services provided limited funding to Joplin for the program.

Currently, the Health Department has the Moderna vaccine in supply, making this offer eligible for adults aged 18 and over.

Information from the City of Joplin Press Release:

Individuals who have already started or finished their vaccination series are not eligible for this incentive program. Additionally, this incentive program only applies to those receiving their first and second dose. Third doses and booster doses are not included in this incentive program.

This incentive, initially available at vaccination clinics open to the public, will consist of $100 total in the form of two $50 VISA gift cards distributed at vaccine clinics held by the Joplin Health Department. The first $50 VISA gift card will be issued to an individual after they have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine from the Joplin Health Department. The second $50 VISA gift card will be issued to the same individual after they have received their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine from the Joplin Health Department, while supplies last. Please note that gift card supplies are limited and there is no guarantee that individuals will receive a second gift card after their second dose.

Individuals will be required to sign a statement acknowledging receipt of each gift card, as well as an agreement that gift cards may not be used to purchase alcohol or tobacco products.  The Joplin Health Department is not responsible for lost or stolen gift cards.

To take advantage in this vaccine incentive program, individuals can come to a COVID-19 vaccine clinic held by the Joplin Health Department. At this time, no appointments are needed as these clinics are held on a walk-in basis. Call the Joplin Health Department at 417-623-6122 for the COVID-19 clinic schedule or check the Joplin Health Department Facebook page.

The next scheduled COVID-19 clinics:

    • Thursday, November 11 – 9a-11a at Joplin Health Department
    • Tuesday, November 16 – 9a-11a at Joplin Health Department
    • Thursday, November 18 – 9a-11a at Joplin Health Department
    • Thursday, December 2 – 9a-11a at Joplin Health Department

For questions about this vaccination incentive program, please contact the Joplin Health Department at 417-623-6122.