DeKalb County will give you $100 to get vaccinated Saturday

DeKalb County will once again give a $100 prepaid debit card to everyone who receives a COVID-19 vaccination on Saturday, Oct. 2, during the county’s next big vaccine drive.

From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., DeKalb County Board of Health, Emory Healthcare and DeKalb County Fire Rescue will administer voluntary COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone 12 years of age and older at The Mall at Stonecrest, 2929 Turner Hill Rd in, Stonecrest. All persons receiving a vaccination also will receive a $100 prepaid debit card.

MedCura Health also will offer free COVID-19 tests.

Attendees will be able to remain in their vehicles when receiving vaccinations, and walk-ups are welcome.

COVID-19 vaccinations are free, however participants are asked to bring insurance information and a photo identification, if available. While participants will not be billed, an administration fee may be applied for Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance.

Attendees will have a choice of the Johnson & Johnson, Moderna or Pfizer vaccines. Additionally, those who are eligible and have completed their primary Pfizer vaccine series can receive a booster shot at this event. Booster shots have not been approved at this time for those who received the Johnson & Johnson or Moderna vaccine.

As of Sept. 28 in DeKalb County, 379,696 residents, or 51 percent, are fully vaccinated, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.

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