Louisiana ‘Shot for $100’ vaccine campaign extended a month

Louisiana News

FILE – In this Sept. 14, 2021, file photo, a syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa. Companies with at least 100 workers will be required to give employees paid time off to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and paid sick leave if they have side effects from the shots. That’s according to a Biden administration official who spoke Monday, Nov. 1, about pending vaccine-mandate rules from OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is continuing its coronavirus vaccine incentive program “Shot for $100” through November. More than 19,000 people have received a Visa cash card through the effort so far. The program started in August aimed at college students.

Gov. John Bel Edwards expanded it in October to cover anyone newly getting vaccinated against the coronavirus. The Department of Health said 5- to 11-year-olds will be eligible if federal officials sign off on a vaccine for the children and their parents give consent for them to get immunized. People must use one of the participating community-based vaccination sites listed on ShotFor100.com. Louisiana has one of the nation’s lowest coronavirus immunization rates.

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