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Governor announces COVID vaccine incentive plan

by | Aug 23, 2021 | Federal Issue, Legislative Update Blog, State Issue | 0 comments

Governor Evers today announced today that the state will offer a $100 incentive to Wisconsin residents who get their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in the next two weeks. 

The new state vaccine incentive program will be funded through the use of federal coronavirus stimulus dollars. All Wisconsin residents age 12 and older, the group currently eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, are eligible to receive the incentive.

Evers said in a press statement the $100 Visa gift cards will be offered to any Wisconsin resident age 12 and older who receives a first dose of any coronavirus vaccine from a Wisconsin provider between August 20 and September 6.   

Eligibility for a gift card is retroactive to shots administered yesterday, and proof of insurance, I.D. card or citizenship is not required.  However, the process is not automatic. 

Once an individual gets their first dose of the vaccine, they need to go to the DHS website (, in order to register and fill out a form to to verify their first dose in order to get their $100 Visa gift card.  People who need assistance, can call (844) 684-1064 for help.  The gift cards will be mailed.  It may take as long as six weeks for gift cards to reach incentive program participants by mail.

More information about the vaccination incentive program is available at the official  program website.

The incentive program was announced on the same day that the federal Food and Drug Administration granted full approval of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for persons aged 16 and up.  

As of Friday, 53.7 percent of the state’s population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the state Department of Health Services (DHS).

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