United Way of Greater Oswego County Launches Vaccine Incentive Program
Local Providers Join Forces to Increase Vaccinations –
FULTON – United Way of Greater Oswego County is partnering with ConnextCare, the Oswego County Health Department and Pulaski Urgent Care to try to increase vaccination rates among 12- to 25-year-old residents of Oswego County.
County residents aged 12 to 25 can be entered into a drawing for a first prize Apple iPad Air, a second prize $250 Walmart or Amazon gift card, and a third prize $100 gift card for Oswego Cinema.
Those who are vaccinated at one of the ConnextCare locations, Pulaski Urgent Care or an Oswego County Health Department COVID-19 vaccination clinic can enter themselves or their child into the drawing starting Monday, July 12.
Drawings will be held Friday, July 30; Friday, Aug. 27; and Friday, Sept. 17. All three prizes will be awarded at each drawing. Those receiving a two-dose series vaccine may enter with each dose.
Now is the time to get young people vaccinated prior to the start of the 2021-2022 school year. While many COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted, isolation and quarantine guidance and mask requirements are still in place for those who are unvaccinated. Many colleges and universities are requiring vaccination for a return to campus life or are lifting some COVID-19 requirements for those students and staff who are vaccinated.
“United Way of Greater Oswego County is happy to be able to provide these incentives to help increase the percentage of Oswego County residents aged 12 to 25 years that get vaccinated and help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the community,” stated Executive Director Patrick Dewine.
Vaccine is plentiful in Oswego County and residents can be vaccinated at a variety of locations. For information call the Oswego County Health Department COVID hotline weekdays at 315-349-3330, or check with your health care provider or local pharmacy.
JOINING FORCES TO INCREASE VACCINATIONS – United Way of Oswego County is sponsoring three prize drawings for the 12- to 25-year-old age group who receive their COVID-19 vaccination shots from now until mid-September. United Way has partnered with ConnextCare, the Oswego County Health Department and Pulaski Urgent Care, where entry forms may be obtained upon receiving the first or second vaccination shot. Pictured seated from left, United Way Executive Director Patrick Dewine shows the first-place prize iPad to Senior Public Health Nurse Jennifer Purtell, Oswego County Health Department while Senior Public Health Educator Diane Oldenburg, Oswego County Health Department, stands displaying the second- and third-prize gift cards.