‘Give Business a Shot in the Arm’: Gift cards given as vaccine incentive

June 11, 2021 5:11 PM

Ellie Nakamoto-White

Posted: June 11, 2021 5:11 PM

Updated: June 11, 2021 5:20 PM

TRI-CITIES, Wash. — Haven’t gotten vaccinated for COVID-19? Want an extra $50 bucks? Here’s your chance.

Starting Friday, June 11th, if you get your first or second shot at the Columbia Basin College vaccination site in Pasco you will receive a $50 dollar VISA gift card courtesy of the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Association of Washington Business, and the Washington State Department of Commerce, a news release said.

Lori Mattson, the TCRCC president and CEO, said they’re hoping to give people who are still on the fence the push they need to go ahead and get their shot.

“If the state has 70% of our population vaccinated by or prior…

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