DeKalb County residents could get $50 for getting the COVID-19 vaccine

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — The DeKalb County government is offering $50 debit cards to the first 100 people to get vaccinated at each of their Saturday food giveaway events.

“Only 44 percent of DeKalb County residents are fully vaccinated,” DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond said. “We are urging residents to get vaccinated as soon as possible to protect themselves and their families as COVID-19 cases are again on the rise.”

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Health professionals will be at the county’s monthly food giveaways beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 24 at three locations:

  • James R. Hallford Stadium, 3789 Memorial College Ave. in Clarkston
  • Buck Godfrey Stadium, 2817 Clifton Springs Rd. in Decatur
  • Rehoboth Baptist Church, 2997 Lawrenceville Hwy. in Tucker

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The first 100 people to get voluntarily vaccinated at each of the three locations will receive a $50 prepaid debit card.

This comes as part of the county’s back-to-school food distribution for 3,500 families.

As of Tuesday in DeKalb County, 34.6% of African-Americans and 35% of Hispanics have received at least one dose.